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SpinRite 5.0?runs forever !!

By jazzbo54 ·
Question about times of spinrite run?

I have a clients dell dimension XPS D3000,pentium 2,about 3 yrs old,that stalled on scan disk at ?C;\PROGRA`~1\MICROS~2

When boot wont go to win.com says ?drive has developed bad sectors,run scandisk?

Itried booting from norton util emerg disk,but still stalled, so iv had SpinRite 5.0 running for 3 hrs,now it says estimated time remaing 9 hrs, just keeps extending time?

Its run now 4hrs now only at 24% complete !!

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to SpinRite 5.0?runs forever ...

Hi,

Dead drive, I suspect.

No doubt you'll know the answer by now from spinrite...

Cheers,
Tim.

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by jazzbo54 In reply to SpinRite 5.0?runs forever ...

By 830am next day-16hrs 38mins says only 26% done
47hrs remaining!
Errors seem be image files,is it worth wait,or maybe FDISK
Reinstall OS solve it?

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to SpinRite 5.0?runs forever ...

Hi,

Definitely kill it. I still think its going to be a dead drive.

You can try reformatting and re-installing but I dont think the format will work. I hope there was nothing important on the drive... Oh, and I hope I'm wrong for your sake....

Cheers,
Tim.

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by jazzbo54 In reply to SpinRite 5.0?runs forever ...

Iv been able see data,when slaved drive to another PC,but having problems now reinstalling W95 on a spare drive,on this DELL dimension XPS D3000 that ran w95,3.yrs old pentium 2 ,

Format keeps terminating after 4%,8%,got as far as 36%.is this caused by DELL BIOS?

Shouldt you be able to reistall W95 on a OEM DELL machine.
dell dimension XPS D3000 that ran w95,3.yrs old pentium 2 ,?

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by pgcarter In reply to SpinRite 5.0?runs forever ...

Simply, the hard drive is toast. I think so badly damaged that spinrite is trying to recover lost clusters, and finding more and more of them. Spin rite or anything else cannot fix bad hard drives(physical damage). I've had the same ting happen when trying to format a bad drive "trying to reclaim cluster" or words to that effect.

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by jazzbo54 In reply to SpinRite 5.0?runs forever ...

Iv been able see data,when slaved drive to another PC,but having problems now reinstalling W95 on a spare drive,on this DELL dimension XPS D3000 that ran w95,3.yrs old pentium 2 ,

Format keeps terminating after 4%,8%,got as far as 36%.is this caused by DELL BIOS?

Shouldt you be able to reistall W95 on a OEM DELL machine.
dell dimension XPS D3000 that ran w95,3.yrs old pentium 2 ,?

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to SpinRite 5.0?runs forever ...

Hi,

You'll be able to keep using your old drive until the FAT gets corrupted. Then it'll die completely. Right now little flakes of brown stuff are probably peeling off it as it is spinning...

I'm not sure what you mean for the second bit? Areyou saying that you cant format a different drive in your old PC?

If thats the case, then its possible that the controller has gone bad. ...and in fact if you can do a successfull spinrite or scandisk on your old drive in the other machine thenthat would clinch it.

It doesn't get much better for you, though...cause, hey, new motherboard :-(

Cheers,
Tim.

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by csbr In reply to SpinRite 5.0?runs forever ...

Give Spinrite at least 24 to 48 hours or so to run.
It will tell you when it is done.
My findings are that if there are damaged spots on the disk, spinrite will fix those most of the times if the drive isn't too old.
then run speeddisk, windoctor, and that sort of tools to repair windos/ register / etc.

in short: give it 'the works'.

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