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October 11, 2005, 1:48 am
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and it would not proceed due to what appears to be a bad sector.
I understand that running chkdsk \f will attempt to repair and save data but
may not do so.
Is there a way to simply get a report of how many bad sectors there are if
there are a good many I may want to replace the HD.
Re: Repairing hard drive HP
problem with a USB Thumb drive that caused WinXP to not be able to read
files from a directory. I could, however, read the files using Linux
and did so to preserve the data. I then ran CHKDSK to fix the problem
and it did so by deleting the problem directory.
If the drive has SMART capabilities, look for a SMART tool that will
report what it finds.
I thought that modern drives automatically remap bad sectors
transparently to the host operating system, so you may have exceeded
that capability or something else is going wrong.
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