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samsung Hdd with one bad sector.  Aside from  running CHKDSK c:/f/r is there a Samsung drive tool?

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Im not interested in hdd regenerator.

Ive no data I need on the disk.
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Gary ColtharpSr. Systems Engineer

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No magic to bad sectors... Unless this disk a monster sized behemoth, disks are relatively cheap. replace it.

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Unfortunately disks are way more expensive now with them floods in Thailand
It makes it prohibitively expensive to replace a laptop hard drive on an average laptop for example.

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I feel your pain with the hard drives, The drive I paid $74 for in July now cost $349 !#!##!#!#!#!

Oddly enough, I haven't seen many hard drives with bad sectors for years, but recently I've seen a slew of them, especially in 2.5 inchers.  Perhaps quality control was not so hot last year...

Anyway, here is your utility.  

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html

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rsimsee: > OMG I need a FD.  When is the last time I neeed one of them?

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My current PC is the first one I ever built without a FD, but I have a USB one I keep around for moments like that....   If you really can't grab one, there are ways to burn fd images onto CD's so you can boot from them.