Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Disk Error Problem

  1. #1

    Default Disk Error Problem

    I am getting an error message "Disk in drive D not formatted ......... I still see the drive in "My computer and in BIOS.
    Restarting my computer will clear the error and the hard disk will be functioning normally.
    The error will appear again after switching off my PC and leaving it off for some time.
    Would this be a sign of HDD begining to fail ?
    We pass this way only once. Make the most of it !

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002


    I would replace it.

    Or try to scan it to fix possible filesystem errors.

  3. #3


    I did scan it for errors but have not found any.
    I now have checked the IDE cable and re pluged it. I have removed that drive some time ago, to check another drive. Perhaps there was a contact problem. I'll see how it goes now ! I have all the files on a backup drive so I'm not all that worried.
    We pass this way only once. Make the most of it !

  4. #4
    Super MURCer Evildead666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Paris, France


    Boot sector or MBR (master boot record) is going funny ?

    Have had it happen a few times with USB external IDE drives.....They just give up the ghost one day...

    CHKDSK or a complete reformat with the manufacturers tool.
    WD, Seagate and Maxtor have their own tools that fix errors on the disk, and they are usually fine afterwards....

    edit : in any case, i wouldn't put important data on there
    PC-1 Fractal Design Arc Mini R2, 3800X, Asus B450M-PRO mATX, 2x8GB B-die@3800C16, AMD Vega64, Seasonic 850W Gold, Black Ice Nemesis/Laing DDC/EKWB 240 Loop (VRM>CPU>GPU), Noctua Fans.
    Nas : i3/itx/2x4GB/8x4TB BTRFS/Raid6 (7 + Hotspare) Xpenology
    +++ : FSP Nano 800VA (Pi's+switch) + 1600VA (PC-1+Nas)

  5. #5


    @Evildead666, So far I had no problems after unpluging and repluging the IDE cable.
    It could have been a contact problem, after removing the drive. However I'm not taking chances. I have backed all the files on another drive.
    I'll try and find the Maxtor tools and have them ready just as a last hope if I get the error again.
    We pass this way only once. Make the most of it !

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. capture problem, time base error?
    By chameleon in forum Desktop Video
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10th January 2005, 14:24
  2. Why am I getting a DISK WRITE ERROR message?
    By Patrick in forum General Hardware/Software
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 23rd March 2002, 02:34
  3. Error reading fixed disk
    By IcedEarth in forum General Hardware/Software
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29th December 2001, 08:16
  4. General Protection Error - Hardware problem?
    By J.O.N in forum Matrox Hardware
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 27th January 2000, 19:31
  5. problem with Output & Hard Disk Stop
    By Andrea in forum Desktop Video
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 4th October 1999, 03:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts