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SATA hdd partition problem

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Last response: in Storage
November 19, 2011 2:26:39 PM

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?

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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.