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Repair and maintain your HD from within the operating system (windows)

I'm trying to find a utility that can operate from within Windows that can do the same thing that Spinrite does. I'm not speaking to primary, or system drives, but rather secondary internal or removable drives.

I'd appreciate any advice that can be offered.
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Actually the best tools that can maintain the drives are those done by hdd manufacturers. And each manufacturer  makes tools for its hard drives. Simply go to they website and download one for Windows.
While the hard drive makers DO provide some very good diagnostic tools [e.g. WD's Data Lifeguard and Seagate's SeaTools], they do not provide the detailed statistic recovery features that Spinrite and HDD Regen do.    I've had several drives that Data Lifeguard and/or SeaTools have found problems with and attempted unsuccessfully to repair, but that Spinrite was able to completely repair.    After Spinrite did the repairs, the manufacturer's diagnostics passed with no problem.
i experienced the same as Garycase