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CedarCoFarmGirl
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Posted - 02/15/2004 :  17:54:35  Show Profile
The following has been the same since after 2-2002 when I found the PC Doctor and ran the tests. I'm not very active at the computer and have had no trouble that I know of. What needs, should, could be done to get a Passed Hard Drive Test?
PC-Doctor Diagnostics For Windows Test Log



Testing started at 4:48:34 PM 2/15/2004


**Last test was CPU Test, Registers (during pass 1 of 1)

Testing completed at 4:48:44 PM 2/15/2004



Testing started at 4:48:48 PM 2/15/2004

Hard Drive Test: Linear Seek - PASSED

Hard Drive Test: Random Seek - PASSED

Hard Drive Test: Funnel Seek - PASSED

Hard Drive Test: Surface Scan
Unable to read drive 1. Error 23
Error verifying drive 1 (of 1), sectors 2563281 - 2563408
_EVENT:20_28
Unable to read drive 1. Error 23
Error verifying drive 1 (of 1), sectors 6002766 - 6002893
_EVENT:20_28
Unable to read drive 1. Error 23
Error verifying drive 1 (of 1), sectors 10503675 - 10503802
_EVENT:20_28
Hard Drive Test: Surface Scan - **FAILED**


Testing completed at 5:30:46 PM 2/15/2004




XP,Pentium4,80GHD,56KModem

Mick
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Posted - 02/15/2004 :  18:11:41  Show Profile  Visit Mick's Homepage
Hi, FarmGirl, It is almost unheard of to have perfect disks, these days, with the huge number of bits they store, some are almost sure to be bad. So, the companies just mark those few failures that cant be fixed as "bad", then the computer will not try to use them for storing stuff. Perhaps your PC doctor is looking at those "bad" sectors and confirming they are bad. I do not know of anyway to fix bad sectors found this way. Widows built-in testing, CHKDSK and Scan disk are more practical.

If you are not having any other problems, I would not worry about it.

By the way, you posted your problem to the "practice post" part of the forum. This is not the best way to attract attention, I just happened to notice.

Mick

Always Minimize your therbligs!
(unless you are getting paid by the Therblig)
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