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By REZA_AJAMI ·
hi guys
i have a quantum harddisk 15G, once during working and after installing a software, that needs to restart the computer , i found that my H.D contains some bad blocks.
would you please lead me(give guidance)to recover my H.D from this situation .

thanks

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by dmiles In reply to bad sector harddisk

This could be done by running Scan Disk
Start>Programs>Accessories>Scan Disk
Window will open and you select the drive,then select the through button,and the button to automatically fix errors,now hit start.Hope this helps

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by Fred Gordon In reply to bad sector harddisk

Answer #1 will do the job except, assuming you have the standard installation of Windows 95/98, go from Accessories to "System Tools" to Scandisk.
--Fred

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by sean-machado In reply to bad sector harddisk

In addition to the "scandisk" possible fix, if you get a few more bad blocks after that, try copying your data off the PC and doing a low level format. This will completely wipe the drive, but will often stop more bad blocks from forming. If aftera low-level format, and high level format (operating system format) you still have bad blocks forming, you may have a bad drive.

But I agree, try the scandisk first.

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by stngfan1 In reply to bad sector harddisk

Is you're drive under a warranty ? If it is I would send it back and have it replaced. Scandisk will find errors and mark the spots bad. But what caused them to go bad. Did the drive get bumped ? Most companys will swap the drive and all it willcost is UPS fees.

TM.

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by kalmang In reply to bad sector harddisk

In the old days, HD were expected to have up to 10% in bad sectors. Nortons can mark the blocks but not fix them. A low level format might-might- fix it. Did you call Quantum to find out what they thought? It should be under warranty.

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