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Can anyone explain the following error message, please?
"The device, \Device\Harddisk2\D,has a bad block"
If it refers to drive D, that is my CDRW drive. It is not a hard drive.
I am currently struggling with a whole raft of problems with a new computer and I seeking to deal with a multiplicity of error messages to determine what is causing the problems.
how long have you had the new computer? it's under warranty and should be functioning correctly when you buy it
I'd agree with stalion, if you can, send it back.
It's not your job to fix a computer that was supplied faulty.
I first got a problem about two months after I bought it, with an Iomega Zip drive. I think got a whole series of "hang application" messages. The result was that I could not backup anything.
As a last resort, I tried to use the CDRW drive (which I had never tried before), which also hung.
Being very much a novice as my previous computer was 6 years old, I was new to Windows XP and CD/DVD writers. However, as the problems occurred long before I tried the CDRW writer, there is clearly another reason which may, or may not, affect the CDRW drive. There must be a problems with either XP or the hardware.
I am trying to establish if this error message DOES relate to the CDRW drive, as it does mention harddisk.
Evesham will take it back to reload all the software, but I have 30 years work on this computer and I cannot back anything up. I simply cannot afford to lose this work and Evesham are not being helpful, saying if they reload everyting I will lose all my work.
Therefore, I have told them I am trying to do some exploratory work in the hope I can get a working backup system.
Ergo, can anyone confirm that the error message DOES relate to the CDRW drive. If so, as it does not actually have a disk (I am using both TDK CDR and Imation DVD-R disks and have tried over 10 disks), what does a "bad block" mean?
How large are the total number of folders containing your old work? Right click each file > Left click - Properties.
Can you "Copy" and "Paste"?
Do you still have your old pc ? and does it still work? or can you get it working? You may be able to do a direct copy of your data files by the old standby method of putting your (new) hard drive in the other pc as a slave and copying them. We need more details of file systems and OS systems before advising on a method. Also the answers to wee eddie's 2 Questions.
My work is about 5Gb. My biggest disc is a 750Mb Zip disc. Unfortunately, Copy and paste does not always work. I have literally many hundreds of files and it would take forever pasting files to a whole series of disks, especially as they cost around £10.00 each. When trying copy and paste I often get a Cyclic Redundancy error, which means the procedure has failed.
Old computer no longer working. I have no knowledge of the internal workings of a computer and would be far too nervous to mess about inside. Cannot open up the new computer as it will invalidate the warranty.
I still come back to my original query - does anyone know exactly what the error message means and what drive it refers to? If I could pinpoint what is wrong, it might be possible to invoke the on-site warranty.
OS is XP SP2. System is NTFS.
If you can afford it why not buy an external hard drive and use that to back up your files. I'm afraid I can't help with the error message as you say your D drive is a cd writer.
the error message refer to Drive D or to a hard drive? That is my question.
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