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hard drive testing

Posted on 2004-09-15
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hi
 I just recently bought a Hard drive, and i want to test it to see if it's good. It works well and seems ok but on my dell laptop, when i type in control+alt+D at boot up...it runs a small test and give the following result...Fail(57).

what should i do
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That's a bad block error.  If you can, return it.

At best, you'll be running with slightly diminished storage capacity.
At worst, the drive is on its last legs.

How you expunge the bad block(s) depends on the drive model and OS.
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