Hi there, I'm having a few problems with my Seagate Barracuda HDD. When I boot into Windows XP it automatically performs a chckdsk procedure. If I skip the process it makes no difference and the computer works normally. The only thing that seems to be effected is I can't defrag the drive because it says the drive is scheduled to run chkdsk! Also using the Sea Tools Diagnostic software I have run drive tests on the drive in question and it always fails the short DST. I also have had problems before with the drive coming up with delayed write failure errors, but these seem to have stopped now. Any help on this would be most appreciated! Will Morris P.S Sorry for lack of spec etc. I did used to have an account on here but it seems to have disappeared!