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    drali77 Posts: 127, Reputation: 5
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    Jan 20, 2006, 05:00 PM
    Hdd bad sectors
    I have a hdd which got bad sectors in the beginning
    I cannot format the drive
    And if I repartition the drive during installation the operating system gives the message that my hdd is infected by virus
    I have scaned it with norton antivirus but still can install any windows operating system

    Please help me to margin the bad sector of hdd or send me website address

    If I margin the bad sectors can I use the remaining healthy portion of hdd

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    Nez Posts: 557, Reputation: 51
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    Jan 20, 2006, 05:26 PM
    Bad Sectors
    You did'nt say what version of Windows you are using.But in Windows XP:

    Go to Start->Run->Then type chkdsk.Then press OK.

    You will see a large black oblong section,with words,telling you what it is doing.You should see the program working.Depending on the size of your hard drive,it could,but probably won't,take several minutes to complete.Just let the program go to work.Let it finish,and it should auto disappear from your monitor.It may,or not,ask you to reboot at the end.

    In case you lose data in the future,try this link:

    Read carefully,and try their demo before you buy.
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    NeedKarma Posts: 10,635, Reputation: 1706
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    Jan 20, 2006, 06:42 PM
    If the number of bad sectors begins to increase this is your sign of a failing hard drive. I would save all data that needs to be saved and look for another HD. If this is the case be thankful that you had prior warning to a failing HD, most aren't this lucky.
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    drali77 Posts: 127, Reputation: 5
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    Jan 21, 2006, 06:23 AM
    Thanks for the replies but I cannot load any windows operating system now
    I try to format my c: partition but can't do it so I erase all of my partitions with fdisk make the new partitons try to format them but the problem is still there
    I use hdd regenerator dos software to margin the badsectors but nothing happened
    Problem is bad sectors are in the beginning of the 500mb of hdd
    I try to install the windows me on my logical partition but no success
    Please help me to margin the hardrive so I can delete the first 500 mb of the hardisk and use the remaining 5.50 gig of it
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    NeedKarma Posts: 10,635, Reputation: 1706
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    Jan 21, 2006, 06:43 AM
    If you have access to another computer you can add tis hard drive as a slave on that computer then save your data and format the drive. Reinstall the newly formatted drive in your computer and reinstall windows.
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    ScottGem Posts: 64,966, Reputation: 6056
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    Jan 21, 2006, 06:48 AM
    If you have 500M of bad sectos on a 6G drive, that about 8%. The recommended tolerance is 1%. I would not try to use this drive for anything more than pulling needed data off. You should be shoping for a replacement.
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    Wendy225 Posts: 240, Reputation: 4
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    Jan 21, 2006, 10:08 PM
    Go to the manufacturer's website of your HD, and search out low level format, they should have a Utility for you to download and try out, so you can run a low level format, it has helped me, when I have run into the same problems, it just depends on exactly what your problem is and how bad it could be.
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    SHAVED Posts: 275, Reputation: 41
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    Jan 22, 2006, 03:29 AM
    Hd Bad Sector
    Try the below link. I hope it will help you to sort out your problem.

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