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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:30 PM
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:01 PM
Thank you very much. What you say does make sense I do suppose, depending on how the drive was damaged. It was just natural wear over time, you are likely right. Anyone else have an opinion on this?
I suppose creating custom partitions around the bad sectors would work for awhile-but what I would be concerned about is the drive is already starting to go bad-and it will just continue to deteriorate over time, which increases the chances of you losing the data on the good partitions if the rest of the drive were to go bad. If it were me, I would just purchase a brand new drive and use this one for target practice, but technically, you could probably use it just partitioning out the bad parts-just make sure you back up everything you care about to another source.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:02 PM
Master Boot Record (MBR) / track 0
Master Boot Record (MBR):
The Master Boot Record (MBR) on x86-computers is the first sector of the hard disk. The MBR occupies exactly one sector (512 bytes). After starting the computer the BIOS automatically loads the first sector of the boot drive
Edited by rotor123, 23 June 2012 - 02:02 PM.
My next Upgrade, USB 3 on my remaining desktop. The only External storage devices I currently Buy are USB3 devices
How Does a computer get Infected? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2520/how-did-i-get-infected/
My first Computer had a Whopping 16K of memory @ 0.89MHz. My first hard drive held 20 Megabytes and never filled up.
My Oldest Motherboard and Hard Drive are a 80286 @ 8Mhz and a Seagate 20 Megabyte MFM drive.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:48 PM
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