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March 14, 2007, 9:46 am
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bad spots on it that 'scandisk' will detect and flag. My problem is
that it takes scandisk forever to do this, and requires manual
Is there a version of scandisk or some other program. DOS or
otherwise, that will do what scandisk does automatically - so that I
don't have to keep telling it manually to fix things?
Re: Need Help With Scandisk
Your drive sounds like it's in the process of failing. Especially as
every time you run the utility you wind up with more bad sectors.
Replace the drive.
Fwiw, there are command line switches in the DOS version of scandisk,
that allow a more automated process. Type scandisk /? in the command
prompt in DOS mode.
Re: Re: Re: Need Help With Scandisk
I had thought of that. The drive is a MAXTOR. I have a copy of their
Powermax HD utility. It says the drive is okay. Yet I can't start up
W98SE that is on the drive without having to do the boot-up scandisk
which seemingly could take a couple of years to complete as it marks
clusters/sectors as /bad/. I just thought that maybe there was a
faster version of scandisk or its equivalent. I guess not.
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