Win 98 utility needed

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  1. Rainwalker

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    Greeting all.... a friend is having problems with 98 not booting....we will start trouble shooting this soon. This system has been behaving poorly for awhile now. The system is suppossed to be clean, so if and when we get it up and running, i would like to check the hard drive for wear and tear. Not to long ago i saw a ultility that would do just that but can not seem to locate it again. Can someone help :)
     
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    Thanks for getting back ronjor......yes, i did before i posted....first place i looked but got lazy after looking for awhile :p .....i'll go back
     
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    Rainwalker;

    Could you please clarify what it is that you are looking for this utility to do? Windows 98 has some utilities already.

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    Here is a free disc checker link and here is a shareware one for $15.00 link
     
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    Thanks guys......i was concerned about the disk being just plain wore out.
     
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    How old is the drive?

    4.Hard Disk Service Life
    The average service life of a hard disk is usually given as "5 years or 20,000 hours." This means if a hard disk operates 24 hours a day, you will need to replace your drive with a new one every 1.5 to 2 years. (For specification details, refer to your hard disk drive's user manual.)
    The measure of service life used by most hard disk manufacturers is "mean time between failures" (MTBF)*1 (usually quoted at between 300,000 to 500,000 hours). The ratings (for expected service life) used by PC makers are more conservative, as they are based more closely on "real world" usage conditions. Since expected service life and MTBF figures can differ by hundreds of thousands of hours, we recommend you use the expected service life value. For example, the usual service life of a 2.5 inch drive will be almost 5 years or 20,000 hours, if used at the temperatures specified for your PL. However, if a drive is operated continuously, i.e. 24 hours a day, its service life will be shorter.


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    Rainwalker;

    Your Belarc Advisor report may show your disk drive's SMART status under the "Drives" section. Mine does, and it says "Healthy".

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  9. Rainwalker

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    Thanks guys....yeah, it might be about that time.
     
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    why don't you run a THOROUGH scandisk check?
     
  11. Rainwalker

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    I was told that this was done....the party with the problem reinstalled 98 :p
    I will be sure that all these other checks are performed.
     
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