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OS: Win 98
HD: Quantum Fireball CX 13 GB,
partioned in 5 drives.

My hd is only 6 months old,
and now I suddenly have som  bad sectors
on C: drive (12 288 bytes).
I have ran Scandisk, thorough,
several times with settings:
Free, for lost file fragments
and hoped that it would fix or
delete the bad data, but it did not work.
I have just updated my Norton AV 2000
virus data too, and it didn´t find anything.
How can I fix this without reformatting
the whole drive?
PeterX
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swwelsh earned 200 total points
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Bad sectors normally don't get fixed or deleted, they just get marked as bad so that the OS will not try to write data to that sector. A six month old drive should not develop bad sectors, I would call Quantum or look at their web site on how to return the drive for a replacement. They will probably have a procedure or a program that does diagnostics on their drive - if it also finds errors you should send it back.
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Good idea!
thanks swwelsh
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