I dropped my external HDD, still will learn to be more careful in future! Anyway SMART has not been tripped, running it in my IBM T21 laptop it tends to go over temp (100 degrees). It would not format under XP but freeze at around 20%, also DSK CHK would not complete around half way through stage 5. In desperation I formatted using fdisk & have run various diagnostics, they report 99 errors then give up around 33% of the way through!
Will running DSK Chk in safe mode make any difference? I am not sure I have USB legacy support in my BIOS. It's foobarred isn't it?!? . What about a low level format? I'm jst gonna have to chuck it then.
Edited by rigel, 19 November 2007 - 08:24 PM.
Topic moved to a more appropriate forum ~ rigel