Hitachi hard drives have an average number of hours they are expected to work without error, after which problems can arise such as failure to access certain sectors of the hardware due to errors or a breakdown in the file structure. Attempt to repair your Hitachi drive with the tools in your operating system before purchasing a replacement unit. This can eke out extra life for the drive, giving you time to move your files before the drive fails for good.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- DOS boot disc
Insert the boot disk into the computer.
Restart the computer. Press any key when prompted to boot from disk.
Type "chkdsk x: /r" at the DOS prompt, replacing "x" with the letter of your Hitachi drive.
Press "Y" to confirm the repair. The Hitachi drive will be scanned and repaired if possible, enabling you to salvage your files.
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