software scan HD bad sector

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hi,

Can anyone tell me what software i can use to check whether my HD got bad sectors...

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http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread4606.html
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there are two paid tools that are very good:
spinrite
HDD Regenerator

I´ve recovered or detected bad sectors with spinrite and when they weren´t recovered i´ve partitioned that space (leaving the bad sectors in blank),very usefull tool.

here you can see the Chkdsk Syntax...but it´s not that good:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/docu ... hkdsk.mspx
some more info:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardwar ... 31222.html
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i used the scandisk in WinXp, but it doesnt show the info whether there is bad sector or not
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did you try chkdisk
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no , but i using winxp - how i use chkdisk?
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CheckDisk utility is not excluded from Windows XP. Open command prompt and type the drive letter(with colon) for which you want to do a scan. Like "D:" and then press enter. Now type "chkdsk" without quotes.
This may take some time.
You can do that another way and set a scanning schedule for next reboot so that Windows can attempt for recovery of bad sectors. Right-click on a drive(you should do for C: first) > Properties > Tools > Under "Error-checking" press "check now" and select both of the options "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors". You will be prompted to confirm the scan at next reboot.
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PBD(Partition Bad Disk)can scan the HDD bad sector and can also isolate them.

madking153 wrote:
hi,

Can anyone tell me what software i can use to check whether my HD got bad sectors...

thanks
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I´ve recovered or detected bad sectors with spinrite and when they weren´t recovered i´ve partitioned that space (leaving the bad sectors in blank),very usefull tool.

could you please explain the following step in brief:
i´ve partitioned that space leaving the bad sectors in blank

I have a hard disk and I want to leave the bad sector blank and use the rest...please help

thanks in advance

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