WinXP's NTFS integration SUCKS...


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ErSE

I've decided that my only recourse will probably be to convert my WinXP
(NTFS) partition to a FAT32 partition.

NTFS may be a better file system when it comes to security and efficiency,
but as far as maintance goes -- it SUCKS.

All I've been wanting to do is move my WinXP (NTFS) partition using
Partition Magic 8.0. It will not move because of a single LOGICAL bad
sector. I tested the drive with the manufacturer's Drive Fitnest Test,
Spinrite, S.M.A.R.T., and HDD Regen. There are no physical problems. There
are no physically bad sectors that have been remapped to a reserve sector.

Problem I am having is a LOGICAL bad sector with WinXP. The sector is
perfectly fine, but WinXP thinkgs it corrupted. The only software for
drive maintaince with WinXP is "chkdsk", and that is a joke. If this
partition was FAT32, I could've run Scandisk and Norton's disk softare and
it would've been fixed...

Microsoft even acknowledges the problems between WinXP and NTFS if you dig
deep into the Knowledge Base.

I refuse to format 80GB just to clear out one bad LOGICAL sector. This is
completelly uncalled for...
 
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Shenan Stanley

ErSE said:
I've decided that my only recourse will probably be to convert my
WinXP (NTFS) partition to a FAT32 partition.

NTFS may be a better file system when it comes to security and
efficiency, but as far as maintance goes -- it SUCKS.

All I've been wanting to do is move my WinXP (NTFS) partition using
Partition Magic 8.0. It will not move because of a single LOGICAL
bad sector. I tested the drive with the manufacturer's Drive
Fitnest Test, Spinrite, S.M.A.R.T., and HDD Regen. There are no
physical problems. There are no physically bad sectors that have
been remapped to a reserve sector.

Problem I am having is a LOGICAL bad sector with WinXP. The sector is
perfectly fine, but WinXP thinkgs it corrupted. The only software
for drive maintaince with WinXP is "chkdsk", and that is a joke. If
this partition was FAT32, I could've run Scandisk and Norton's disk
softare and it would've been fixed...

Microsoft even acknowledges the problems between WinXP and NTFS if
you dig deep into the Knowledge Base.

I refuse to format 80GB just to clear out one bad LOGICAL sector.
This is completelly uncalled for...
Sounds like poor preparation and the need for more research on your part. =)
 
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David Senior [MVP - Most Valuable Provocateur]

And the question is ....?

David Senior
Micky Mouse Stevens' lies are here:
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I've decided that my only recourse will probably be to convert my WinXP
(NTFS) partition to a FAT32 partition.

NTFS may be a better file system when it comes to security and efficiency,
but as far as maintance goes -- it SUCKS.

All I've been wanting to do is move my WinXP (NTFS) partition using
Partition Magic 8.0. It will not move because of a single LOGICAL bad
sector. I tested the drive with the manufacturer's Drive Fitnest Test,
Spinrite, S.M.A.R.T., and HDD Regen. There are no physical problems. There
are no physically bad sectors that have been remapped to a reserve sector.

Problem I am having is a LOGICAL bad sector with WinXP. The sector is
perfectly fine, but WinXP thinkgs it corrupted. The only software for
drive maintaince with WinXP is "chkdsk", and that is a joke. If this
partition was FAT32, I could've run Scandisk and Norton's disk softare and
it would've been fixed...

Microsoft even acknowledges the problems between WinXP and NTFS if you dig
deep into the Knowledge Base.

I refuse to format 80GB just to clear out one bad LOGICAL sector. This is
completelly uncalled for...
--
I use non Microsoft products wherever possible which requires no activation.

I use Netscape 7.2 as my default browser which has everything I need for my work.

I believe in good Financial Management!! I do not believe in enriching rich jerks!
 
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Bruce Chambers

And the question is ....?

David Senior
Micky Mouse Stevens' lies are here:
http://www.microscum.com/ns/mlslies/index.htm

I've decided that my only recourse will probably be to convert my WinXP
(NTFS) partition to a FAT32 partition.

NTFS may be a better file system when it comes to security and efficiency,
but as far as maintance goes -- it SUCKS.

All I've been wanting to do is move my WinXP (NTFS) partition using
Partition Magic 8.0. It will not move because of a single LOGICAL bad
sector. I tested the drive with the manufacturer's Drive Fitnest Test,
Spinrite, S.M.A.R.T., and HDD Regen. There are no physical problems. There
are no physically bad sectors that have been remapped to a reserve sector.

Problem I am having is a LOGICAL bad sector with WinXP. The sector is
perfectly fine, but WinXP thinkgs it corrupted. The only software for
drive maintaince with WinXP is "chkdsk", and that is a joke. If this
partition was FAT32, I could've run Scandisk and Norton's disk softare and
it would've been fixed...

Microsoft even acknowledges the problems between WinXP and NTFS if you dig
deep into the Knowledge Base.

I refuse to format 80GB just to clear out one bad LOGICAL sector. This is
completelly uncalled for...
--
I use non Microsoft products wherever possible which requires no activation.

I use Netscape 7.2 as my default browser which has everything I need for my work.

I believe in good Financial Management!! I do not believe in enriching rich jerks!
 
D

David Senior [MVP - Most Valuable Provocateur]

And the question is ....?

David Senior
Micky Mouse Stevens' lies are here:
http://www.microscum.com/ns/mlslies/index.htm

I've decided that my only recourse will probably be to convert my WinXP
(NTFS) partition to a FAT32 partition.

NTFS may be a better file system when it comes to security and efficiency,
but as far as maintance goes -- it SUCKS.

All I've been wanting to do is move my WinXP (NTFS) partition using
Partition Magic 8.0. It will not move because of a single LOGICAL bad
sector. I tested the drive with the manufacturer's Drive Fitnest Test,
Spinrite, S.M.A.R.T., and HDD Regen. There are no physical problems. There
are no physically bad sectors that have been remapped to a reserve sector.

Problem I am having is a LOGICAL bad sector with WinXP. The sector is
perfectly fine, but WinXP thinkgs it corrupted. The only software for
drive maintaince with WinXP is "chkdsk", and that is a joke. If this
partition was FAT32, I could've run Scandisk and Norton's disk softare and
it would've been fixed...

Microsoft even acknowledges the problems between WinXP and NTFS if you dig
deep into the Knowledge Base.

I refuse to format 80GB just to clear out one bad LOGICAL sector. This is
completelly uncalled for...
--
I use non Microsoft products wherever possible which requires no activation.

I use Netscape 7.2 as my default browser which has everything I need for my work.

I believe in good Financial Management!! I do not believe in enriching rich jerks!
 
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ErSE

I've decided that my only recourse will probably be to convert my WinXP
(NTFS) partition to a FAT32 partition.

NTFS may be a better file system when it comes to security and efficiency,
but as far as maintance goes -- it SUCKS.

All I've been wanting to do is move my WinXP (NTFS) partition using
Partition Magic 8.0. It will not move because of a single LOGICAL bad
sector. I tested the drive with the manufacturer's Drive Fitnest Test,
Spinrite, S.M.A.R.T., and HDD Regen. There are no physical problems. There
are no physically bad sectors that have been remapped to a reserve sector.

Problem I am having is a LOGICAL bad sector with WinXP. The sector is
perfectly fine, but WinXP thinkgs it corrupted. The only software for
drive maintaince with WinXP is "chkdsk", and that is a joke. If this
partition was FAT32, I could've run Scandisk and Norton's disk softare and
it would've been fixed...

Microsoft even acknowledges the problems between WinXP and NTFS if you dig
deep into the Knowledge Base.

I refuse to format 80GB just to clear out one bad LOGICAL sector. This is
completelly uncalled for...
Anyone know of what to fix bad logical sectors in WinXP (NTFS)?

This very question has been asked many, many, times in newsgroups and the
web.

(Do a google and deja.)

If not "fix" the "bad" logical sector, at least perhaps know of what to know
where these actual sectors reside at?
(Chkdsk doesn't give that information.)

Perhaps they could be zero filled with a raw disk editor? Or $badclus
edited?

Looking for anyone that wants to have discussion based on actually
troubleshooting this common occurance and not replies by those that don't
know of a solution but, for some reason, feel compelled to here (see)
themselves make comments such as "operator error" or "your HDD is bad, get a
new one" (not knowing the difference between PHYSICAL and LOGICAL bad
sectors).

Anyone?
 
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