Bad HDD Sectors

Hi Peeps

Anyone recommend a good tool (free) to scan my HDD for bad sectors and repair them?

Thanks

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Chkdsk?

Search for hiren's boot disc (there's loads of places to download it), the use hdd regenerator or spinrite to repair the bad secstors.
Edited by: "DVS_Dee" 7th Jan 2011

It's all built-in to windows. Open the command program (Programs > Accessories).
Type: CHKDSK /F /V C:

If it asks the question "Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
" press Y then enter.
Now close the Command Prompt (red X top right). Windows will check the disk the next time that Windows boots or restarts.

Original Poster

cheers guys - already tried CHKDSK

seems like i have crossed index's somewhere - did a defrag and all seems fine for now.


thanks again - sorry for the delayed thanks - had man flu.
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