Well a couple of days ago, 1 of my drives starting to become corrupt all over the filesystem. Anyway, I am working on recovering data right now. After I get what I need (if I can) off of it, I am planning on formatting it. It is in 3 partitions right now, I would format all 3 partitions and then make the drive 1 partition.
The drive is an 80gb Maxtor.
Is it a bad idea to try and store data on it again? It hasn't been making any clicking noises at all, just file corruption. chkdsk just chokes on it and doesn't fix anything, so I can't check for bad sectors.
After I format I will run a chkdsk again and see if it has any bad sectors. If it doens't have bad sectors I will try to store data on it. Anyone think that is a bad idea?
Also, would a high level of fragmentation cause corruption? I was being pretty negligble in defragmenting it.