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#1 kitkinnison

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:07 AM

I just ran the Dell diagnostics (f12 at startup) on my Latitude d600


During the read test, I got: Error Code 0F00:0244
block 6464810 data error or write protected



What in fact should I do about that?

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:32 AM

http://hardware.mcse.ms
More likely than not, your hard drive is going bad
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:46 AM

Mkay.


I'm abroad (until december) which makes replacing the HD not really feasible.

That being said; what can I do to minimize the damage this can do? I ran chkdsk a few days ago and it didn't even find this problem, so I think I need an other solution.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 12:11 PM

The diagnostic program for your hard drive will do a better check than Windows chkdisk. Try defraging it also
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 12:58 PM

You can try running SpinRite on it (you can download a copy from the web - but it costs about $69 US) to see if that'll help out. But if the hard drive is headed south, the only thing that you can do is to backup your data. That way you won't lose everything when it dies.

FWIW - you can sometimes purchase a hard drive with the OS installed from Dell. Installing it is fairly easy, and with the OS set on the drive you can set it up without going through a major ordeal.
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

It normally wouldn't be a major ordeal.......................but I'm in Egypt, which I suspect makes things much harder.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 01:56 PM

As I understand it (until the drive just fails) the main problem is that when the drive tries to read the bad sector, it'll slow the machine down a lot.


Is there any way to isolate the sector, or have the drive not read it....or something?



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Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:32 PM

http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:1YMVF...;cd=4&gl=us

As for the difficulty of getting a second/replacement drive...has the mail stopped working to places like Egypt? What's wrong with the idea of having a friend (or enemy) purchase a drive for you and ship same via mail or whatever?

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 07:07 PM

http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:1YMVF...;cd=4&gl=us

As for the difficulty of getting a second/replacement drive...has the mail stopped working to places like Egypt? What's wrong with the idea of having a friend (or enemy) purchase a drive for you and ship same via mail or whatever?

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I don't know about Egypt, but my uncle was in Saudi Arabia. It took forever to receive any package through the mail. If he comes home in December, he might be better off waiting.He might get an old broken one in it's place.
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:11 AM

Yeah...shipping can be incredibly slow, and there's customs issues--even if it gets let through, I think there's like an 80% duty or something similarly ridiculous

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:03 AM

It also depends what's popular on the black market. Lee-brand jeans were popular back then. Customs could smell them
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:25 AM

I shipped an old computer to South Africa not long ago (a Pentium 2 system) - and customs charged a $400 import fee, even though the recipient claimed it was her property originally. I also had a PalmPilot shipped to me in Germany about 10 years ago - the customs office wanted over 50% of the cost as duty - it took forever to convince them that I wasn't a German citizen and wasn't subject to the import tax!

From that point on, I only shipped to US post offices (I was in the Army and had access to the APO system).
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:25 AM

Exactly.



Is the lack of other comments an indication that there is not in fact a way to isolate/not use that sector?

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:44 AM

As we don't know what's causing the problem with the sector, that's difficult to tell. Have you run chkdsk /f /r on the volume? It should be able to mark the offending sectors as bad - but this won't help if the hard drive is indeed dying.

The most miraculous cures that I've seen from bad hard drives have been from SpinRite ( http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm ) I just checked the site and the price is now $89 US. Well worth it if it revives your drive, but not much can be done if the drive is truly dying (and for $89 you can get a replacement drive from an online vendor).
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:37 PM

Well...in light of all the negative comments re shipping parts :thumbsup:...I will only say that customs rules only apply to residents of that particular country.

Off to another topic...

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