Bad sector references copied to replacement drive


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vagabond

Hi all

My hard drive was developing bad sectors so I (using PQ Drive Image 5) copied it to an identical new drive. The original drive had 304KB marked as bad sectors - this had been increasing at the rate of 20KB per day.

The copy was painless but when I ran chkdsk on the new drive it still reports 304KB in bad sectors.

I'm guessing that XP is keeping a record of these and it hasn't reset the total.

Possibly in the $BadClus file; is there any way to edit this or maybe delete it and have it recreated?

Thanks

John
 
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Phil Barila

Did you run chkdsk /r on it?

Phil
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Hi all

My hard drive was developing bad sectors so I (using PQ Drive Image 5)
copied it to an identical new drive. The original drive had 304KB marked as
bad sectors - this had been increasing at the rate of 20KB per day.

The copy was painless but when I ran chkdsk on the new drive it still
reports 304KB in bad sectors.

I'm guessing that XP is keeping a record of these and it hasn't reset the
total.

Possibly in the $BadClus file; is there any way to edit this or maybe
delete it and have it recreated?

Thanks

John
 
V

vagabond

Yup - no joy.

Apart from reporting that 304KB of bad sectors exist when they do not (cannot) everything is A1. It's looking like I will have to live with this.

Thanks

John
 
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Phil Barila

You could try Duplicating it with Ghost, I've never seen that replicate bad
sectors. Not sure I've tried imaging a drive with unrecoverable bad
sectors, though.

Phil
--
Philip D. Barila Windows DDK MVP
Seagate Technology, LLC
(720) 684-1842
As if I need to say it: Not speaking for Seagate.
E-mail address is pointed at a domain squatter. Use reply-to instead.



Yup - no joy.

Apart from reporting that 304KB of bad sectors exist when they do not
(cannot) everything is A1. It's looking like I will have to live with this.

Thanks

John
 

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