Sorry, should have been more precise.
:: Cannot boot into Windows, can boot into Linux (lilo is the boot manager).
:: If I use a Windows startup disk and run scandisk, it freezes, then tells me that it can't continue.
:: I can access some of my Windows files from Linux (but naturally not the ones I want!
), but more often than not the disk just churns away and makes Linux unresponsive.
:: The IBM utility that I mentioned above found various bad sectors on the disk, but could not repair them.
:: As far as I can tell, the bad sectors only exist in the Windows partition.
:: If I stay away from the Windows partition, Linux (Slackware 9.1, incidentally) runs as well as it always has.
This has happened a couple of times before (I'm going to think very carefully before buying another IBM disk), and in each case I've just used the IBM low level format utility to wipe the entire disk, which makes it fully usable again.
I was just hoping that someone knew of a utility (dd seems the obvious choice, but will it work?) which could do the same job from Linux, so I wouldn't have to reinstall everything just to make Windows work again.