Bootable solution for quickly checking for bad sectors.
Posted on 2004-09-14
This question should be easy. I'm looking for a (preferably freeware) utility that can be but onto a floppy and booted from to quickly check for bad sectors in the same way the old windows 98 scandisk did (you know the little diagram with the red B's for bad blocks). I want something that will work with the NTFS file system - would be nice to include win9x as well but not necessarry.
I dont need something that actually does a physical scan of the drive. As far as I know there is a section of the hard drive that keeps an index of these things - that's what I want access to. I hate waiting an hour for chkdsk to finish just to find no bad sectors.