thanks for the reply.
The disk is supposed to be almost new, it was fitted earlier this year
by someone else. I don't know the brand, I won't be able to check for
a little while, I'll let you know.
FWIW, the machine is a Compaq presario CDS 523 integrated base
unit/monitor. The daisk is much newer than the machine.
I ran Data Advisor from Ontrack on the disk, it includes a virus
checker made by VET, and was passed clean. Incidentally, data Advisor
failed to pass the quick test on the disk and choked, but it still
----- Original Message -----
From: John McCormac <jmcc at hackwatch.com>
>> How old is the disk and what brand?
>>> Since the drive is not a new one (see earlier), you may have got an
> older ex-equipment drive. One other thought - have you any AntiVirus
> progs checking the harddrive?
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