Re: [NTO] hard drive or mobo
- Almost certainly the drive.
Hopefully you will still be able to get it into safe mode (kill scandisk before it gets a chance to start) and copy off any essential files - if there are any.
If it's only a 6G drive, it's not a lot of use these days anyway (especially for a 15YO - it won't hold much music or video clips) so don't waste too much energy on it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ed Brown
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 1:47 PM
Subject: [NTO] hard drive or mobo
Last thing I tried was to format the hard drive. I got a message that there
was a problem and the drive could not be formatted due to an error on the
drive. So, not yet content, I tried install a Windows 98. It said the
partition was too small and it need to repartition the drive to accept the
OS. I said OK. It started but in a few seconds I received this:
\OOPs (my wording here) the machine said:
Invalid media on drive or track 0 bad - disk unusable. Format terminated.
Looks like the end of the road as I have received this same message at least
twice before, and three times is a charm.. I do not know what to try other
than replacing the hard drive. If it is a virus (Invalid Media on drive) or
track 0 bad and the disk is unusable as I see it. Any further comments,
advice or other words of wisdom will be deeply appreciated here.
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