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Old 10-13-2004, 07:14 AM   #1
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How to remove bad sectors on hard disk ?


How to remove bad sectors on hard disk ?

My hard disk is not working fine ? when i run scandisk(window utility) it says bad sector found ??
 
Old 10-13-2004, 07:18 AM   #2
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If you run fsck with the -c or -c -c options, it should do it for you.

WARNING: run it at your own risk it's not my fault if you lose all your data.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 07:29 AM   #3
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WARNING: run it at your own risk it's not my fault if you lose all your data.
It means executing fsck command will remove all the data from the hard disk ? Any solution to prevent this ?


And how to remove bad sectors if nothing is installed on the hard disk ? NO OS INSTALLED !
 
Old 10-13-2004, 10:02 AM   #4
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Get Knoppix, run fsck on the HDD
It means you could lose data when it repairs the HDD - not definielty will. In fact,. I rarely do.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 10:35 AM   #5
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No, it's not definite that you will lose data, only that you may do.

Knoppix will work, but any Linux bootable CD includes fsck which you can run to find bad blocks. (for that matter any bootable floppy should also contain fsck).

For example, the Debian bootable install cd will work fine for running fsck.
 
  


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