You might also try looking for vendor specific tools if you don't have a backup.
I had a maxtor ide drive that had some issues somewhere in the first
5GB of the drive. I wasn't able to get it to do anything until I got
some Maxtor tools from their website. It found and temporarily 'fixed'
the errors and I was able to backup all the data.
The problem, whatever it was, came back after a short period, and
consistently whenever I 'fixed' i.
Interestingly (perhaps), I was able to use the rest of the drive by
partition-out the first 5GB and not using that. It seemed fine
everywhere else, but i still didn't trust anything important to it :)
On 27/01/07, Kae Verens <kae at verens.com> wrote:
> Timothy Murphy wrote:
> You should probably replace the drive, and try to retrieve any data by
> connecting it to a desktop machine (sometimes the error temporarily
> "heals" itself for enough time to read the drive once or twice), then
> move that data back onto your newly restored laptop.
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