Bad Cluster on HDD

March 22, 2009 at 11:19:32
Specs: Windows XP
hi,
My laptop (Acer TravelMate, Window XP) crashed and I re-formatted the entire HDD. However, I guess there were some physical damages on my HDD since the system began to lag whenever I tried to install new software and there were some scary, dragging noises from my HD. I am wondering if there's hope to save my HDD by using software like FBDISK to seperate the bad clusters or should I just replace it with a new HDD?
Thanks for the help,

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#1
March 22, 2009 at 11:41:58
Doubt bad sectors make noise.
Noise from the HDD means it is likely to go bad.
Mechanical devices do go bad.

Mostly on Desktop computers----
DUST collects inside computers, and can cause hardware
damage, overheating, faulty fans, faulty drives
Is yours clean.????
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#2
March 24, 2009 at 12:59:45
Hi, Chuck:
thanks allot for the reply. I am very certain that my hdd does not collect dust. So I guess I should replace another HDD?
Thanks again for the info

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#3
March 24, 2009 at 15:57:13
You should identify the manufacturer of the drive and then download/run their diagnostics from the manufacturers web site.

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