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how mark HD bad sector w/o scan over it?

Guennadiy VANIN
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I have "corrupted" hard disk. The surface is not but the heads do not work. Even more they work but over certain sectors start making the noice of slow-moving train, for good. And reboot does not help.
Sometimes it becomes readable.
My questions are:
how may I mark bad sectors without scanning those bad sectors (scandisk does not mark bad sectors but hang up over them. They are not bad, but headers are always bad over certain sectors)
Thomas Paul
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Why not just buy a new hard drive?


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Ashok Mash
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If I remember correctly, there was a tool called PC Doctor (something in the lines of Norton Utilities), which might help you.
Well, then again, I am not entirely sure about this.
Ashok.
PS: A new HD is a really good idea, considering the fact that it would probably cost less to buy a new HD than the 'expensive' time you might have to spend fixing a broken one.


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Guennadiy VANIN
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
Why not just buy a new hard drive?


As a matter of fact, I have bought 3 HDs,, and 2 PCs but no of them did contain what my old "corrupted" had
Guennadiy VANIN
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Originally posted by Ashok Krishnan:
If I remember correctly, there was a tool called PC Doctor (something in the lines of Norton Utilities), which might help you.

Well, I do not find anyting of PC Doctor in NU for Windows but old good NU is not permitted to operate under multitask environment by Windows
Once more, current OSes do not permit direct access to HW, i.e HD
The problem that DOS also doesn't see more than 2 GB disks. Well, as a matter of fact I do not have DOS (diskettes are also corrupted)
[ January 21, 2003: Message edited by: Guennadiy VANIN ]
Ashok Mash
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If you google, there are small .exe files (with dos boot image) which you can download and run to create a new DOS boot disk.
If your file system is not NTFS, I guess there is some way to boot from DOS floppy and load (hmm... not sure about this part, SMARTDRV.EXE? or something like that) which will enable you to access larger partitions.
Hope this helps!
 
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