scan disk recently found corrupted segments on my hard drive and it said they could not be fixed by windows. does this mean i need to get a new hard drive? iam running xp pro and have an 80 gig hard drive. can anybody help me please?
To answer your question about defraging, no it won't stop you defraging the drive, at least it doesn't in 98SE, it should just mark it as a bad sector then it will ignore it. It could be some bad files on those sectors. We had a computer at work that had a couple of bad sectors for years, I pensioned the computer off a couple of months ago through old age, not because of the drive.