"disk read error"

  BAW083 21:04 15 Apr 04

I went off to uni this evening leaving my machine running Norton full system scan.
When I returned the machine was clicking away at a screen that's presented just after the DMI Pool verification.

"A disk read error occured.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to rest".

The drive makes a hell of a racket. Is it for the bin?

What's the liklihood of being able to salvage the contents?

  BAW083 21:05 15 Apr 04

It's a Maxtor ATA-133 120Gb Diamond Pro thingy.

  christmascracker 21:32 15 Apr 04

click here

If you think it might be on the way out download and run the above, it will run various tests on the drive.

  BAW083 23:05 15 Apr 04


It says the drive is failing (an understatement if you ask me).

I'll buy a drive tomorrow and just hope that I can salvage some of the contents - but with it refusing to read/bott from it this isn't a good omen for that.

I can see me digging out the Mesh Recovery CD... again.

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