I recently got a Seagate 300GB SATA hard drive to replace my 80GB SATA. The 80GB was fine, I just needed more space. The 80GB will be used for photos and the 300GB for the system. The 80GB is still intact and bootable if needed.
I used Seagates DiskWizard to set up the new disk. It quickly formated and cloned my old drive onto the new one. After that the instructions it gave me made no sense. It wanted me to change a jumper on my IDE DVD drive and change a jumper on the new hard drive to master. Problem is, SATA drives dont have jumpers. So I ignored the instructions and got it to boot by myself by just switching the two hard drives data cables.
Now, other than a few missing files the hard drive is working great.
I used Seagates Seatools to check out the drive. It said that the drive had this "critical Error"....
"One or more errors were found in metadata file records."
I have no idea what that means. I have run chkdsk, and the Seatools still give the same error.
I Googled that error and many people have problems with it.
But my hard drive seesm to be working fine, except for that error. I have two choices.
(1) Dont fix it if it isnt broke.
(2) Switch back to the old hard drive, reformat and zero-fill the new one, and copy my system onto it again.
I hope you can help me make that decision, or explain what a "metadata file record" is and if it is important.
Edited by Armadillo, 06 November 2006 - 04:49 AM.