I recently recovered from a nasty loss of all files on my hard drive due to a boot sector change. See PAQ http://www1.experts-exchange.com/bin/Q.10332829
I have now started from scratch, reformatted the drive with Maxblast. Loaded all my files from backups and after a few days, I want to run defrag. But when I do, I get an error message saying the disk has errors. I run scan disk and it says there is an error being reported in the boot sector. "The drive's boot area contains important information that is damaged or invalid. This can cause windows to report the free space incorrectly or slowly. Scandisk repairs the boot area by recording the correct values in this area."
This is where I stop!! I do believe this is what screwed me the last time.
Will I regret chosing the option "repair the error"?
What are my options?
Can I use MS defrag, or am I better of using a 3rd party product like Norton Speed Disk? (That used to work well for me, but I'm trying to avoid 3rd party stuff at this point).