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By rossanna ·
My desktop was a dual-boot system. I decided I wanted to just have one OS, so I wiped the disk clean, partitioned, formatted and re-installed 98SE. From there I tried to upgrade to 2000 PRo, but during the disk check that 2000 does, it said the diskwas corrupt and cancelled the setup. I then did a scandisk of the C drive where 98SE resides, of all 25GB. It took 7 or so hours and said everything is fine on the disk. Tried re-installing 2000 pro and got the same 'disk corrupt' message. How can Irepair the disk if nothing shows up? Do you think the 2000Pro CD has a problem? Can a corrupt disk be repaired?

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by James Goerke In reply to corrupt hard drive

Use another program such as norton to scan the disk under 98. Also, if you are not doing a thorough examiniation in scan disk then do that.

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by rossanna In reply to corrupt hard drive

I used McAfee to do a thorough scan, which is why is took 7+ hrs. And it was scanned in 98SE. Any other suggestions?

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by TheChas In reply to corrupt hard drive

Why are you taking the long route to W2K?

Even if your copy of W2K is an upgrade version, you do NOT need to install W98 first.

Boot from the W98 startup disk, and delete your primary DOS partition.

Exit fidsk.

Now, boot from the W2K CD.

Run setup and allow W2K to partition and format your drive.

If this is the upgrade version, at some point you will be asked to insert your W98 CD to prove that you qualify for the upgrade.

Since your goal is a clean install, going straight to W2K WILL result in a much cleaner system than you would have if you installed W98 and then upgraded to W2K.

Chas

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by djent In reply to corrupt hard drive

Do you have a disk overlay partition? If so wipe the disk with Norton wipedisk or something else that writes zeros to each sector. Then install W2K, format as NTFS. If that fails you may have bad drive connections or a bad drive.

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