Hard Drive Repair Software

  SmiffyRebel 13:47 30 Apr 2003

Helllo can anyone out there suggest a good harddrive repair program that boots from a floppy. My hardrive is recognised by the BIOS and fdisk but when I try to create a partition using fdisk it seems to get stuck while checking the drives integrity e.g. it does not move off 0% even though the hard drive is being accessed( according to the H/D light on the front panel) I think that the problem may be with the MBR or a low level format may cure it but I do not have the software to do this.
Thanks A Lot

  DieSse 13:57 30 Apr 2003

Bear in mind that no software can repair a faulty drive - merely one that has certain corrutions.

Go the the web site for your HDD manufacturer, and you will find the appropriate software. Look for Diagnostics/Zero fill (sometimes erroneously called low-level format).

Seagate have Seatools - Maxtor have MaxBlast, and IBM also have one - others you will have to look for.

  woodchip 14:15 30 Apr 2003

You could also try start with floppy and type FDISK/MBR see if that work's it mite

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