External Disk

  denali 14:59 23 Oct 2007

Would someone be kind enough to tell me if there is a programme to check for bad sectors on an external drive.? XP Pro

Thank you

  skidzy 15:03 23 Oct 2007

You could use the drive makers diagnostic tools from there web site or from.

start / my computer / right click the drive and select properties/tools/check the drive for bad sectors and defrag.

  Technotiger 15:07 23 Oct 2007

Windows XP has a utility function called Error-checking function that allows you to check for bad sectors or a hard disk drive. The Error-checking function will scan the disk drive and mark all areas it cannot read as bad sectors. This function can be accessed by right clicking the hard disk drive, and selecting ‘Properties', and afterwards ‘Tools'. Error-checking also gives you the ability to “automatically fix file system errors” or “scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors”.

Some people choose to format a hard disk drive when a lot of bad sectors are apparent on the drive. However, also be aware that when there is an increase of bad sectors, this could signal the impending death of your hard drive.

  skidzy 15:07 23 Oct 2007

Or use this way click here

  rawprawn 15:08 23 Oct 2007
  denali 15:21 23 Oct 2007

Thank you all very much. Will try them all

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