Hi Upon running chkdsk i keep getting 'first allocation unit is not valid' messages then i always convert the lost chains. I then start chkdsk again and it returns the same result as if nothing was fixed. I've also run scandisk at start up several times to no avail. what worries me is that this is a new HD, my old one crashed completely, and this new drive is making screetching sounds, these arn't as pronounced as in my last HD before it crashed but i forget what a normal laptop HD sounds like.
If anyone knows if this is a problem, or whether i'm overreacting and chkdsk is just useless please tell me.
...Well it has been a while since i've had a truly healthy HD and i'm ashamed to say i've forgoten how it should sound for this make and model of laptop HD. Its not really a screetching sound per se, more clicks (which i'm sure is normal for that make and model but its the volume i don't know about)
But what do ya think about the recuring disk errors i'm getting in chkdsk?
if continual clicks are heard when trying to access a particular sector, its duff. A nice crackling sound is music to the ears with a fast hard drive. Some makes actually slow their drives down to make them quieter and you can download software from their sites to speed them up again, but more noise.