SATA hdd partition problem Tags: Hard Drives SATA Partition Storage Last response: November 21, 2011 3:36 PM in Storage Share Omicron117 November 19, 2011 2:26:39 PM Hello, I got a Sata MaxtorSTM3250 HDD 250GB with two partitions NTFS (C: with 78.1GB and the rest in D C for Winxp and D for applications So I was begining to hear some scratching noises coming from the drive when running applications on D,apart from these no other errors. I ran seatools and made a short drive test and gave me bad sectors as a result of the diagnosis. So I decided to defrag D discovered was a mistake later on). After that, computer went really slow so I made backup of special files and foramted D partition. Now system keeps asking me If I wish to format the partition again whenever trying to access it. I tought about a fresh winxp reinstall but I dont have cd anymore. How can I recover the use of D partition? More about : sata hdd partition problem fzabkar a c 195 G Storage November 19, 2011 10:47:14 PM It sounds like your drive needs to be replaced. Try a comprehensive SMART diagnostic. Look for reallocated, pending, or uncorrectable sectors. HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux): http://www.hdsentinel.com/ HDDScan for Windows: http://hddscan.com/ See this article for SMART info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T. Omicron117 November 21, 2011 3:36:18 PM Thanks and must appreciated for the help. I found many reallocated and pending sectors. Using the software you recommended it appears that my hdd it's on a critical state. (health 9%) 1924 bad sectors on disk surface and more than 2000 data transfer errors with 100% performance. So guess it's time for a new hdd. Thanks again. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumImaging a partition on SATA HDD Forum[HELP] Sata to USB Problem Unallocated HDD ForumZ77 Extreme 6 Motherboard Sata HDD Windows Install Problem . HELP!! Forum500gb SATA hdd , partition dead? ForumProblem with my Brand New WD Green 2TB 64MB SATA 6 Gb/s HDD ForumTo see if hdd partition table is MBR or GPT ForumProblem with sata 3 hdd installation ForumHow to install win xp in the first partition of my 2 tb seagate sata green ForumData transfer rate from SATA HDD in USB 2 docking station to USB 3 HDD ForumGA EP45 UD3P Sata II HDD problem =( ForumPartition extension when cloning laptop sata hdd with Vista. ForumPossible HDD Failure (Seagate Barracuda 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s ST2000DM001) ForumHow to Fix my SATA HDD ?? ForumHDD or motherboard sata broken? ForumHDD partition problem ForumWant to put my sata drive as a partition with ide hard drive ForumRecovery partition on new HDD Packard Bell ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumError loading operating system in windows 7-how to resolve this problem in pc wh ForumSATA Hard Drive Not Detected in BIOS or Setup More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !