November 5th, 2005, 11:52 AM
HDD won't format
I have a small 12 Gig Maxtor hard drive I am having a small problem with....It is an older drive removed from an older system and here is the scenario: At boot, it produces a S.M.A.R.T. error saying that disk failure is imminent....I try to reformat the disk with no success....IT JUST WONT FORMAT!!! Any suggestions???? I am running Spin Rite maintenance on level 4 on it right now, but am hoping that someone at TZ might have additional suggestions.. Thanks in advance and have a great day!!
November 5th, 2005, 11:58 AM
The bottom line is throw it away.
Even if you do manage to reformat it,(which i doubt you will be able to because its already showing signs of likely damage hence the SMART diagnosis),it could fail at any moment.
Just my opinion.
November 5th, 2005, 12:47 PM
I agree that it sounds doomed if smartdrive detects an electrical or other defect in the drive...
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