I got the drive to light up on the other system as drive D:
I did try the command you gave above but it says there is no such file inside the drive.
It also says "chkdsk.exe" does not exist.
I'm gonna try and run a registry fixer on it, and possibly reload service pack 2 if need be.
If it's windows xp it should be there. It's in the windows/system32 directory
So from the command prompt you would type in, that is if C is the boot drive and D is the bad drive
C:\WINDOWS\system32\chkdsk.exe d: /f (hit enter)
Well, the system I am running it on is Windows98 SE.
so many of the things I am trying to open of the "D:" drive are coming up invalid for the OS.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\chkdsk.exe d: /f
Ok, I did not try this, I was using:
Since "D" was the drive I was trying to fix, I did not know I could run it off of C, in my thinking that would just run it in C: and not help D:
Anywho scandisk did try to run on one of my start ups and it informed me that D: disk had errors on it, however, it said that I needed to be sure my configuration was correct before I repair them since I will loose memory if bad sectors are found....something about LNA? I don't remember...
I am not sure my "configuration" is correct, (since the whole SP3 seemed to mess up the dll files) so I said NO, for now.
In the process of copying all the important files off of it now.....a few hours later I most likely will let it run scandisk at start up and identify the bad sectors and repair whatever it can. (unless someone else advises against it)
THis is actually good it had been a while since I backed up my files and without this warning a could have lost a few months worth of tracks....
I guess a thank you SP3 is in order? tee hee
Anywho when I tried to run Scandisk from inside System Tools it said there was not enough memory to do so, which did make me wonder if the update (SP3) somehow changed the size of the hardrive being reported? I mean it has 120G and I only used 40G of that....without any partitions.
Either that or the bad sectors since they are not allocated are somehow preventing the remaining space from being read....
Bubba, I did not notice your post before mine, yep, this one is on it's way out.....
which really sucks for me because I do not have a copy of XP, and was using this drive to run all sorts of equipment that only runs on XP or better.....
I got plenty of drives.....but no XP disk to format them! lol
I have a vista machine, and I don't even have a Vista disk for that! all these new computers don't even come with disk!
Back in the day I would have just took the Vista disk from my new E machine and loaded it onto one of my spare Hardrives and be back in business on that machine in about an hour.....