What should I do about my fragmented/buggy drive?
October 23, 2005 12:32 PM Subscribe
I have a badly fragmented drive that, even after repeated defrag runs with Diskeeper, remains heavily fragmented. I think as a consequence some of my directories have become inaccessible because when I try to access them i get an "I/O device error." Does this mean I have bad sectors (and if so, what do I do)? Is the data in those directories lost for good? Should I try and copy what I can and dump the drive?
posted by JohannStrauss to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
Additional: I can't even delete the directories, let alone access the data!
Also, I'm running XP SP 2, if that's relevant. Sorry for the multiple questions in one, but it seemed acceptable.