C drive Corrupt and cannot be fixed???

  nessmanuk 18:09 14 Dec 08
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Hi - the above message appeared out of the blue. I tried to reinstall Windows twice but same message came back. If I format the drive would that sort the problem or is my C drive beyond help?? Thanks for any suggestions

  Pamy 18:11 14 Dec 08

go to the hard drive site and download their diagnostic software if you can

  Technotiger 19:48 14 Dec 08

If you can, try doing a System Restore back to before you got the message.

Re-installing Windows should always be as a last resort - after first asking on this Forum!

  Technotiger 19:51 14 Dec 08

.... and of course, that could be as a result of Malware infection - especially as it was 'out-the-blue' if you have not had any other recent problems.

  Technotiger 20:23 14 Dec 08

another thought - Have you tried starting in Safe mode?

and are we talking about a laptop or desktop?

  woodchip 20:34 14 Dec 08

This could be a Virus

  nessmanuk 20:43 14 Dec 08

Have tried it in Safe mode and did a System Restore which would not work either. Avirus sounds like a possibilty. Thanks to all for your help and suggestions

  Technotiger 20:46 14 Dec 08

Good luck on getting it sorted!

  woodchip 20:53 14 Dec 08

If you have a Full Operating System CD, NOT A RESTORE disc you could clear the drive of Partition information then Reload your OS this would remove any Virus. To Clear the Drive you can use this on after loading to a floppy then start with floppy disc click here

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