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 288 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSATA HDD installation problems - don't want to partition Forum SolvedPartition extension when cloning laptop sata hdd with Vista. Forum Hdd cloned with data migration software tool now ssd won't work as boot partition, bootmanager not present?Used sata 3 on my Forum Solved3TB HDD (Partition problem) Forum SolvedProblem connecting Notebook's HDD to SATA cable. Forum SolvedIf I use a SATA 3 SSD , and a SATA 2 HDD is there any problem? Forum 500gb SATA hdd, partition dead? Forum SolvedDual-Boot (2 SATA HDD) Problem: Primary HDD Gone; Other HDD Won't Boot ("no boot device") Forum connecting an SATA hdd and installing a partition Forum SATA and IDE HDD partition advice Forum Imaging a partition on SATA HDD Forum HDD partition problem Forum SolvedSATA to USB problem on 3.5 HDD Forum SolvedProblem after installing external HDD into PC (standard SATA) Forum SolvedProblem Solving, Laptop HDD to E-sata, will SDD fit in laptop Forum Unable to see HDD (From an old PC) using a USB3.0/SATA w/ Power Supply -- Converter or HDD Problem?? Forum have been using this pc for years and started having problems booting the hdd. seems to be a problem with sata port on m2n68-a Forum SolvedNew SATA HDD initiation problem Forum Replacing HDD causes windows not to boot, partition problem? Forum Problem with HDD - extended partition cannot be undone- help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !