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HDD have developed bad sectors..I think it's not valid errors

By rgrBen ·
I have this errors for couple of months now, everytime I start booting up these 2 messages comes up:
"One or more of your disk drives may have developed bad sectors. Press any key to run scandisk with surface analysis on these drive..."
then..after hitting a key the next mssg comes up->
"There was an error running Scandisk for Windows, as you many still have errors on your disk. Press any key to continue starting windows"
Then after hitting any key Windows98 loads and has no more problem. I have been getting these errors everytime I boot-up. I feel these are not legitimate errors as I've ran scandisk & norton's disk Dr. several times without problem. Is there a way around to get rid of these errors so it will not comes up during boot, say using registry or any other method, and how?

I use windows 98 up to date with latest patches, ver 6.0.2800.1106IS. last patch-Q834707 from MS update website.

My drive C is 5gb, Drive D is 2gb which i hardly use. I use my computer daily, morning and at midnite: email, news, chatrooms(mirc), IM (yahoo, msn, paltalk, Hello mssngrs)
Please help me get rid of these errors.Would appreciate any suggestion to resolve it, thanks!
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Run scandisk from a CD or floppy

by gralfus In reply to HDD have developed bad se ...

If you can, run scandisk (or chkdsk /f) from a floppy or installation CD, in case the scandisk on your hard drive is bad.

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easy steps

by hugo_barbedo In reply to Run scandisk from a CD or ...

1 - goto a windows 98 command prompt
2 - insert a floppy in the drive
3 - type - format a: /s
4 - type - copy c:\windows\command\scandisk.* a:
5 - restart the pc to boot from the floppy
6 - in msdos type scandisk c: /surface
notes:
-dont use control panel to create the boot disk because that disk loads lots of drivers and tsr's and scandisk sometimes can freak out.
-run these steps once a week,if the disk keeps developing bad sectors and if you hear loud clicking sounds during read/write operations make immediately a backup and throw the disk in the fire.

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