What can I do about fixing my hard drive without reformating it?

Question

I am gett ing error message on start-up, a problem has been detected with your hard drive, is there a fix for this other then reformating, I don't want to have to do that.

Answer

This question was answered on June 2, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try running Skandisk, this command recognizes bad sectors on the hard drive, it either fixes them or doesn't allow you to use those bad sectors If that doesn't work you will then probably have to either reformat it or install a new one.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 2, 2003