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Error On Hard Drive While Installing Win 98. Cannot Install


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:43 AM

hello and thanks in advance
im trying to install windows 98 on a compaq computer that currently has no operating system.when i boot from cd it gives me the following "an error was detected while trying to read or write to your hard disk" it will not let me go any further with the install.
i downloaded what i thought was the right diagnostic program from western digital for a wd400eb 40g hard drive but i cant run the program,it is set to boot from cd first.
am i even close to figuring out what is wrong?

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:13 AM

ok i got the diagnostic to run and recieved the following
PLEASE CONTACT TECHNICAL SUPPORT - DRIVE 0 @ PORT 0X01F0 REPORTED A SMART ERROR
SMART ATTRIBUTES:

ID NAME VALUE THRESH WORST
1 RAW READ ERROR RATE 51 51 51
3 SPIN UP TIME 93 21 91
4 START/STOP COUNT 96 40 96
5 RE-ALLOCATED SECTOR COUNT 199 140 199
7 SEEK ERROR RATE 200 51 200
9 POWER-ON HOURS COUNT 84 0 84
10 SPIN RETRY COUNT 100 51 100
11 DRIVE CALIBRATION RETRY COUNT 100 51 100
12 DRIVE POWER CYCLE COUNT 96 0 96
196 RELOCATION EVENT COUNT 198 0 198
197 CURRENT PENDING SECTOR COUNT 200 0 192
198 OFFLINE UNCORRECTABLE SECTOR COUNT 200 0 200
199 ULTRADMA CRC ERROR RATE 200 0 253
200 MULTI ZONE ERROR RATE 200 51 200

WARNING! ONE OR MORE CURRENT OR WORST CASE ATTRIBUTES ARE BELOW THRESHOLD


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:45 AM

i seemed to get it to start the setup but now it says
"scandisk encountered a data error while reading the fat entry for cluster 15209"
this error prevents scandisk from fixing this drive

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 01:01 PM

You have a bad hard drive
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why won't my laptop work?

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 01:30 PM

than you




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