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Hard drive problems?


i recently reinstalled windows 95 on my laptop because my hard drive had lost fats and could not repair the damage. when i reinstalled the operating system i had problems with locking up so i ran norton disk doctor and it would freeze at 25% when it was scanning the disk surface; it also did it in the same spot on scandisk. it will freeze and make a buzzing electrical sound and then come back start for a second and then do it again. what is the problem and how can i fix it.


This question was answered on January 30, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your hard drive may be severly, and may need to be replaced Before you run out to replace your hard drive you may want to try a ow level format to see if this fixes your problem A low level format is what the manufacturer does to the hard drive before you recieve it, it is like making the drive completely blank You may need to find out you hard drive manufacturer and check thier website for this utilities, most hard drive manufacturers supply it on thier websites along with istructions on how to use.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 30, 2004