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Old 05-30-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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How to scan a hard drive?

I'm getting a new hard drive and I wanted to know what utilities to use to do a surface scan to check it for errors and bad clusters/sectors.
Old 05-30-2004, 11:54 PM   #2
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have a look on your hard drive, most new hard drives have alittle text on them, should give you a web site address, visit that site if any and you will be able to download a program for that disk.

Only other way i know, is do a dos scan..

Other people may have other ideas.

Old 05-31-2004, 01:55 AM   #3
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It appears that i can use the 'badblocks' utility to check for errors/bad blocks


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