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How can I fix a clustered drive?

By jckinnick
May 3, 2011
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  1. Ive tried a disk check but that didnt work is there anything else i can do besides replacing the drive? I think this happened when i deleted my guest account on Windows XP.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What is a "clustered drive"? I know hard drives do have data clusters... At least that's they used to call them
     
  3. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    Deleting a guest account should not damage a drive.

    When you ran chkdsk did you put /r after it. That should stop any bad clusters from being used by the OS. Corruption can also cause the diagnostics to see an error on the surface of the drive and report it as a bad cluster or block. try running chkdsk /r from the command prompt. Click on Start, Run, type cmd and then type chkdsk /r (include the gap) at the prompt, hit Enter and then answer "yes" and reboot.

    If it is just corruption then running a "Repair" install should fix it.

    If still no success then run the manufacturers diagnostics:

     

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