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Bad Clusters?

By cadaversociety ·
How do I repair two bad sectors on my hard drive? I have two clusters that are bad on a Maxtor hard drive that is not even two months old. Is there a program that can repair this problem? I am assuming that there is overwritten data in this area, I have ran scandisk 3x, Norton disk doctor, and Fix-it utilities 3.0. Nothing is resolving my problem. The first time I ran scandisk, it fixed the problem, but, I could not defrag my drive. So I had to use my backup disk to get the defrag to work. WhenI did that, I had two bad clusters again.

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by dmiles In reply to Bad Clusters?

If the above utilities are not working
Use a unconditional format-FORMAT C:\U,then use FORMAT C:\MBR to reset the settings
Why if only two months old return to manufacturer for replacement?

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by cadaversociety In reply to Bad Clusters?

I understand about contacting the manufacturer, but I do not think this is actually bad clusters. I think it is only overwritten data. I used thorough scandisk and the first time it was fixed. But I was not able to run defrag. I had a corrupt window98_64cab at the time. I fixed that now and I can not get the diskscan to unmark the clusters as bad. Thankyou for your time, but, I do not want to run a format. are there alternatives?

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by Tubaman In reply to Bad Clusters?

My suggestion is to go to http://grc/com

There .. purchase SPINRITE .. it should fix your HDD ... it is the best program I know of for fixing bad clusters/sectors ...

Good luck

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