Reload Windows on HDD with bad sectors - followup

  roger 18:03 27 Nov 04

Thanks very much everyone for all your comments and suggestions. It really has been most helpful.

As this is on my laptop which I use as a back up to my main desktop machine (in addition to copying my date to CD) and for travelling I am happy to give it a go and reload everything up, scan disk and quarantine as suggested Strawballs and woodchip and watch the bad sector levels as mentioned by Peverelli and if the sectors do start to increase then take pre-emptive action at the appropriate time.

When do I do the scandisk and quarantine. Presumably I can only do it after I have reloaded windows because at the moment I have a freshly formatted hard drive waiting for my recovery disk?


  Diodorus Siculus 18:06 27 Nov 04

With a boot disk from, for example, click here you can run those tools. But that is conditional on, a: you having a floppy drive, and b: your disk being formateed as fat/fat32.

If you boot with the OS CD, you may also have the option to run some of those.

  Danoh 18:26 27 Nov 04

Could you provide a link to the thread(s) that you are referring to plse?

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