SpinRite Like/Dislike Follow Up

July 14, 2008 at 15:55:14
Specs: Windows XP, P3 1.2Ghz 512Mb RAM

Follow up on the SpinRite Like / Dislike? thread:


I strongly agree with TheMacOne guy. Early last month my brother's XP laptop was unusable and been getting STOP 0x000000ED "Unmountable_boot_volume" blue screen error at startup with status code status 0xc000009c. I could not access CHKDSK /R from either XP safe mode nor the XP recovery console. So I used SpinRite 6.0 to fix the hard drive sector problems. It found a bunch of bad sectors and recovered most of the data from those flaw sectors and my brother's XP laptop was bootable again. Spinrite excels best as a disk checking/disk repair utility (and an above-average data recovery tool) and I HIGHLY recommend it for fixing hard drives & floppy drives with defective sectors. Another advantage of using Spinrite is that you can specify the percentage "%" range or a section of the hard drive you want to scan. Heck you can even interrupt the Spinrite disk checking and resume it another time; something you can't do with CHKDSK/SCANDISK.

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July 14, 2008 at 18:23:29

Musky and I have been saying that for years.I introduced Musky to spinrite months ago and he has saved many customers data as I have.It is probably the BEST program to recover data.

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July 14, 2008 at 18:32:20

I have actually run it on two machines so far today and am setting it up to run on two more over night. I use it constantly here at the shop. I also use it on my own machines periodically as a maintenance tool.
I'm sure it has prevented more disk errors then I'll ever know. Best thing per ever turned me onto, but it was longer then "months ago". I believe I've been using it for well over two years now!

I could be wrong; old age will screw up your sense of time like nothing else! LOL

If the voices inside my head paid rent, I'd be rich!

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July 14, 2008 at 18:39:21

LOL! Months can be tranlated into years. A matter of perception.

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July 14, 2008 at 20:29:54

A lot of cash for Freedos.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, are in my top 10

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July 14, 2008 at 21:50:03

Yea wow spinright works....now let sleeping posts die and stay dead

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July 15, 2008 at 09:39:20

Spoken like a true cynic! LOL

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