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Using Win3.1, MS-DOS6.2 on a 486sx with a Maxtor HDD.
Running scandisk reports no errors.  Doing a surface scan reports no bad sections.  However, using defrag two sectors are listed as bad.  Any ideas?
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When you run scandisk it will reports if there's no bad sector found, but if a bad sector has already been reported and marked during previous scan it won't prompt again.  The 2 bad sectors listed bad when you run defrag is most likely be bad sector marked during previous scans.  There's really not much you can do, sometimes reformatting will erase the bad sector but no way to be sure it won't turn bad again.
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You're right.  I found it in an old log file.  Wiped the logs, ran scandisk again and it showed up.  Thanks.
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