Re: hard drive or mobo
- --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Brown" <ebrown27@b...> wrote:
> Hi all,that there
> Last thing I tried was to format the hard drive. I got a message
> was a problem and the drive could not be formatted due to an erroron the
> drive. So, not yet content, I tried install a Windows 98. It saidthe
> partition was too small and it need to repartition the drive toaccept the
> OS. I said OK. It started but in a few seconds I received this:terminated.
> Formatting 6,196.91M.
> \OOPs (my wording here) the machine said:
> Invalid media on drive or track 0 bad - disk unusable. Format
> Looks like the end of the road as I have received this same message
> twice before, and three times is a charm.. I do not know what totry other
> than replacing the hard drive. If it is a virus (Invalid Media ondrive) or
> track 0 bad and the disk is unusable as I see it. Any furthercomments,
> advice or other words of wisdom will be deeply appreciated here.money......but now
> At first I thought it was love, then I thought it was
> that I'm older, I realize that prune juice is the key to happiness.FWIW in situations like yours Ed I never just format a hard drive. I
always use FDISK first to delete all active partitions which
effectively destroys everything on the disk. Then again with FDISK
I'll create a new partition.
After that and rebooting with the floppy boot disk, then I'll format
If that fails, the HD gets replaced.
It's rare, but I have seen situations where all indications are that
a hard drive has failed, but replacing the hard drive doesn't resolve
the problem. When it gets down to a problem on the motherboard,
that's where I draw the line and scrap the machine.