Alarmer

How to check Bad sectors under XP?

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Hi there kinda newbie question isnt it? :)

This morning my comp booted up as allways but instead of desktop I got blue screen where check disk was messing with my HD. After 4 times of going to 100% check disk said my c: drive has 4 bad sectors.

A bit of a shock since its brand new Maxtor Diamond Max 9+ 120g SATA drive.

Now I would like to confirm are these bad sectors killing my drive by spreading or was it just tiny bit of my hdd disc surface that is bad.

Old 98 had check disk/scandisk but when I tryed to run checkdisk on XP I didint get any report. How do I get this report showing the current state of my hard drive?

Thank :)

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Scandisk C: /surface

or whatever the drive identifier is

Hmmm, I've never seen "Scandisk on WinXP. Can anybody let me know how to find scandisk on WinXP, or is qawsedrftgzxcvb mistaken.

C:\>scandisk
'scandisk' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>

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He's mistaken. For win2k/xp, use the following

chkdsk C: /r

But be aware there's no display of the blocks like in Win9x

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Further, chkdsk may require a reboot and the report isn't readily available. Sometimes I find it in the event viewer. But I can't figure out where it goes sometimes.

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You can of course watch it process and wait for the report at the end.

But if you have to reboot, the report doesn't stay on the screen very long before windows boots.

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You can of course watch it process and wait for the report at the end.

But if you have to reboot, the report doesn't stay on the screen very long before windows boots.

Darn the Maxtor tool isnt working with SATA drives... Yet :(

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