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Drive C

By jhpjr1 ·
I believe my laptop got a virus so I ran recovery program for my XP Pro on my T23 IBM Thinkpad. While running the recovery program to reformate my hard drive I got this message, "Setup has determined that drive C: is corrupted and cannot be repaired. Setup cannot continue. What are my options. I don't believe this true. I had the SP2 install and System Mechanic Professional which was still downloading virus protection everyday. It all started when my laptop started getting ticking sound that was constant. I know it was not my hardware. I notice my system started to become unstable and would not do anything. If it is true and cannot be repaired what are my options?

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by JamesRL In reply to Drive C

Ticking sound?

If your drive is ticking, you are getting a mechanical failure. That could be a bearing grinding down. That will potentially impact the speed of rotation which will mean reads and writes won't work. HD is toast if that is truly the case.

You do of course have a backup of all your valuable data?


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by dmiles In reply to Drive C

Backup files,now using W98 startup disk,run fdisk and once chk disk prompt starts it will scan driveif the error message appears,then you option is limited
I would agree that drive ticking is beginning on drive grinding internally.
Your options would be to backup all important files and proceed to get new drive.

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So far I am getting the same answer. I had over four laptop and I never had a hard drive go bad or burn up on me. this is a first experience.

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