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

  • From: Fuzzy Logic <fuzzymo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 12:17:10 -0400

I'm really not sure where things are going wrong. I think your thought
to add a little at a time makes sense.

"Men may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do."
*Lewis Cass {1782-1866 American Politician}

On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, 0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Thanks for asking. I have two 4.3 gig Western Digitals, or WDs that I bought, 
> both totally blank. I want to reinstall Win98 Upgrade, and start fresh on one 
> of them, and use the other for backup.
> I've also got two 20 gig WDs. Each backs up the other, and contains years of 
> accumulated stuff. Some is backed up on cd now. When one gets too goofed up, 
> I can restore it from the other.
> For instance, that Kirio Personal Firewall 4 I was so gung-ho about two or 
> three weeks ago, seems to be what caused my 20 gig WD to run slower and 
> slower, and finally crash a week ago. I restored it from the other 20 gig, 
> and got back a fresh OS with ZoneAlarm instead of Kirio4. It backs up okay 
> and runs good. I  don't mess it up as it's for backup restore only.
> Then I tried to remove a few really large programs I don't use now, such as 
> Dragon Naturally Speaking 5, which would not uninstall properly, from the 20 
> gig WD, to bring its primary partition down below 4 gigs so I could copy it 
> to the 4.3 gig, and it developed error messages and became uncopyable each 
> time I tried. I would restore it from the other 20 gig WD and try again, and 
> it kept making it uncopyable.
> So I restored the 20 gig WD again, and it's fine again, and I'm not hung up 
> or desperate for an OS.
> But I'm trying to install Win98 Upgrade to either of the 4.3 gig WDs, and it 
> installed fine, plus a few basic other programs, and they installed and work 
> fine. Scandisk found a few errors and fixed them. I also ran the full 
> Scandisk check, and no errors. Then I went to back up what I had installed so 
> far, by copying it to the other 4.3 gig, and got those error messages about 
> FAT being messed up and it can't be backed up to the other 4.3, so it's no 
> good as an OS. If it's not copyable with the WD maintenance software, it's 
> got to be done over and done right.
> If it is not a defective 4.3 gig HD, it does not solve the FAT problem, but 
> I'm glad to hear that maybe the HD is okay. If I try to back up the 4.3 after 
> each extra program is installed, maybe I can pin down when the problem 
> appears if nothing else.
> Any more suggestions, besides throwing money at it, will be sincerely 
> appreciated.
> Oe6
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