Bad blocks on hard disk

Bad blocks on hard disk

Post by C.R. Burto » Sat, 27 Jan 1996 04:00:00

        I've got the problem of bad blocks on me hard drive.

When I install it sometimes works and then goes screwy. I've had the following

        fs with a Hole at offset xx

        Bad group number x

When I format the drive with the Setup disks with Check turned on I still
have the problem..

Is there a hard disk formater that fill find and mark my Bad Block's or do I
buy a new HD ????

The drive is a Seagate 249MB IDE, on A VLB multi-controller.

Thanx Burt.


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