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    Scandisk stops at #45175

    Hm, Mr. Scandisk here says it needs to do a thorough surface analysis, and when it does, it gets stuck at a particular cluster (or was it sector? sorry I don't remember). It will sit there, apparently pounding on that spot, forever - chunk chunk chunk chunk, making the same noise over and over until I reboot.

    The first time it was at #45153, with the Windows version (running scandisk from the Run dialog). I finally rebooted and let it do it again from startup (apparently the DOS version), and it got stuck pounding at #45175 (a little farther). I rebooted and repeated the DOS version and it got stuck at the same place.

    Is my disk drive, like, physically kaput? Isn't there some way to tell Scandisk to get over it, skip that spot, and get on with life?

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    Re: Scandisk stops at #45175

    Sounds like you do have physical problems with your drive.

    FWIW you could try Norton Disk Doctor from the emergency floppy disks supplied with the Symantec Norton Utilities package. It is a more capable package than ScanDisk.

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    Re: Scandisk stops at #45175

    Apprently your hard drive has bad clusters. Scandisk can do the job, but you must be patient. It needs sometimes up to 10 minutes to mark particular cluster as bad. Be very patient (leave Scandisk to run overnight) or use other programs, as McAfee DiskMinder, Norton Optimizer or PowerQuest Partition Magic.

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    Re: Scandisk stops at #45175

    Thanks, both of you - it's good to know I'm not doing something wrong (other than using only ScanDisk in the first place, heh!)

    D.

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