I have 6.4 GB Hard disc divided into 3 patitions(C,D & E). For some reason some bad sectors are developed on C drive which can not be fixed.
When I boot my computer, Scandisk starts running saying that Windows was not shut properly and there may be some error on hard drive. It starts scanning the hard drive and when it reaches 26%, a message pops up saying that bad secotor found at 2156 and Scandisk will try to by pass this secotor and will offer you to do Surface scan to fix the problem. But at this stage i.e. at 26% completion my PC freezes and progress bar stays at 26% leaving me no option but turn the power off.
I tried to use my Windows 98 emergency boot disk and tried use CHKDSC, but it did not help. I tried to boot PC in Safemode and also in DOS mode and again used Scandisk from C prompt. Again same result i.e. it freezes at 26%.
I had no problem in running Scandisk on drive D and E. The problem is only with C drive.
I need help from all you EXPERTS in cleaning this bad sectors from my C drive so that I can atleast boot my computer in Windows 98. If possible I would like to avoid reformating my C drive.