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By Ray Q! ·
I have several new hard drive that have bad cluster. Is there any programs , like Ghost for example, that would cause bad cluster?

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by tbradley In reply to Bad Cluster?

Offhand, I would say that physically, there is no way a program could damage a hard drive.

Software wise, there are many ways a cluster could be bad, a power glitch while writing data, bumping the computer, etc.

The best way to check, and fix this problem is to run scandskw and let it do the "through" check. Start, and let it run. It'll take several hours depending on the size of your hard drive, but it will test the physical drive, move any data it can, and will mark the cluster bad sono more data can be written to it.

Bad clusters are a fact of life, but stay ahead of them. Run Scandisk regularly, and do the through check every other month or so. If you start getting a couple more bad clusters every time you run scandisk, then it's time to drop the warm fuzzy about the hard drive.

hope this helps

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by Tubaman In reply to Bad Cluster?

As a follow up to the above answer ... should a physical defect(bad cluster) be found, try getting a hold of Spin Rite from http://grc.com ... it is a decent program that may correct the problem without the need to replace or reformat. As above .. good luck.

P.S. In answer to your original question about programs causing the problem you mentioned. I have never heard of a program doing that ... sorry ...

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by aronya1 In reply to Bad Cluster?

If these are new drives, I would take a close look at whatever program is telling you they have bad clusters. Sounds more like faulty diagnostics than faulty hardware to me. Too coincidental to have multiple drives with bad clusters unless they have been mishandled. Try another program.

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