IBM drive rises from the dead !!!?
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Subject: IBM drive rises from the dead !!!?
Date: 2/20/2002 2:46:50 PM (GMT-7)
IP Address: 126.96.36.199
I do not quite believe this!
This IBM 75GXP was so far out of whack I couldnt even format it (from WindowsME on a Quantum). It was making horrible scraping type noises and couldnt access lots of the data on it after a lock up caused by cable ISP system failure while I was logged in via outlook express. I even got an RMA number and was looking for a box to ship it !
Ran DFT one last time and tried erase disk; then repartitioned and formatted and the puppy does not show a single bad sector and runs as sweet as honey.
Bit of a shame as I doubt IBM will want to replace it now.
Question is how long will it last ?
Thing is it was never right from the outset as the data structure out of the factory and Win95c did not see eye to eye. Kept refusing the installation until I left the last 300Mb of the disk unpartitioned.
The fix was supposed to be erase disk, but I had my OS up by then and was doing OK in my amateurish kind of a way and refused to do the erase disk thing which rewrites every single byte as a zero.
But now I am about to do WinME clean install on the freshly erased disk...
I wonder what will happen ?
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