[24hoursupport] Re: error messages on 4.3 gig WD

  • From: Fuzzy Logic <fuzzymo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 12:08:40 -0400

A FAT error usually means a corrupted filesystem due to some program
messing it up. I'm not entirely sure what you are trying to do. What
is currently on these disks that you wish to keep/save?

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On 24 Aug 2004, 0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> I got a couple of twin used 4.3 gig Western Digital HDs, and have been having 
> endless problems putting an OS on them.
> After the Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools DOS program set up one of the 
> HDs, I put Win98 Upgrade OS on it.
> I installed Win98 Upgrade by copying the cd to a folder on the HD it was to 
> be installed to, because the cd player would not work on the blank drive. It 
> seemed to install okay.
> Then I added a few more programs. Everything seemed to work okay.
> I get major error messages on boot, but it all seems to work okay, and I 
> thought perhaps the error messages were due to not having the sound card 
> software installed yet.
> But then I tried to copy to the other twin 4.3 gig WD, and got this message;
> Fatal error.
> Although the partitions were successfully created, formatting of drive 2 
> failed,
> because copying of drive 1 to drive 2 failed,
> because copying of partition 1 failed,
> because directory Recycled could not be copied,
> because directory DC3 could not be copied,
> because directory ((double note sign)) could not be copied,
> becaue the file
> Alltools.zip could not be copied,
> because there was a FAT error:
> Invalid FAT entry.
> A retry of copying the HD resulted in this message;
> Partition copy operation failed because WinDrop error (Winindex=4).
> Scandisk finds no errors. The Western Digital DOS HD checking program finds 
> no errors.
> Is the 4.3 HD I installed to possibly failing, or what could be the problem?
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