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#1 JackTheHaack

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 06:04 PM

G'day All,

I have a few old hard dirves I would like to use for storage but they have bad clusters/sectors on them.

Does anybody know of a program that will block these bad areas off and stop them being written to.

This will effectivly reduce the size of the drives, I understand that, but I just don't like throwing hardware out if I can use it in some way !

I remember in Win95 or 98 days if you did a scan disk of a slave drive it did this for you.


Thanks

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 06:22 PM

I found a few links for you. I dont know if it will help, but maybe it will give you a direction to go.

talks about using format command

PC Guide thread

applications for specific HD makers
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 06:24 PM

Thanks JEservices,

I'll take a look and let you know

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 06:48 PM

No problem :thumbsup:

My friends call me Jason, so you may as well.
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Posted 21 November 2004 - 03:35 AM

Hey Thanks Jason,

The last link helped a treat.

Jack :thumbsup:

Edited by JackTheHaack, 21 November 2004 - 03:36 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 12:20 PM

Not sure if this is right for your situation but Spinrite 5.0 Works wonders on HD's with bad sectors
One time i had a semi bad HD that Microsoft ScanDisk went through and Marked over 80% of the Drive bad Sectors
I ran Spinrite 5.0 and 2 days later was back up and running made the HD only 3% Crupted

Yeah yeah i know this post is late as always




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