Is this a faulty hard disk??

  hinchie Y2K III 13:47 20 Oct 2003

Hi all,

i bought a 20gb hard disk and formatted it.
i then went to install xp pro onto it and it gave me errors saying it could not copy files.
I tried the cd on another hard disk and it worked fine.

Am i right in saying its a faulty hard disk?


  spikeychris 14:39 20 Oct 2003

Could be, what error messages are they?

  hinchie Y2K III 15:02 20 Oct 2003

just something like files can not be copied to your hard disk
use chkdsk
Then that revealed an error in the volume

does that help?

  spikeychris 15:04 20 Oct 2003

Have you tried chkdsk /f

  spikeychris 15:05 20 Oct 2003

run chkdsk /? for a full list.

  hinchie Y2K III 15:28 20 Oct 2003

hi chris no need as i phoned the hdd supplier and they gave me a 40gb hard disk and their full apologies

thanks anyway for your help

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