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Ok, I bought a cheap new GFX card for my old PC because my new one is gonna take about a month before I get it running again.

So anyway, I plug in the old Hard Drive, I boot up, it recognizes the HD in the diagnostics on startup, but then it says "disk read error". I'm not sure if this means the HD is toast? so I go into the bios and set the disk as the first priority, disable floppy disk scanning, and then try again. No Dice. So I decide to go into repair using the boot XP disc.

I try chkdsk and it says "it appears there is one or more unrecoverable problems" or something to that extent...

I figure i'll try to re-format anyway and install a fresh copy of XP. So I start the process and it recognizes the disk, sees the partition etc... But now it's stuck on 7% of re-formatting for about 30 minutes now... Is this normal? I dont remember it taking this long. I have a bad feeling the HD is toasted... is this true?
 

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I share your feeling of the drive being toast,lol. To make sure go to
the manufacturer of the drive and create a bootable floppy and run
diagnostics on the drive, then you will know for sure.
 
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