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Date:      Tue, 19 Dec 2006 00:15:57 +0100
From:      Marc van Woerkom <>
To:        Jerry McAllister <>
Subject:   Re: Dealing with bad blocks on a hard disc
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> This issue has been covered numerous times in this list - usually about
> every 4 to 6 weeks it comes up.  It is also covered in some FAQs somewhere,
> maybe in some of the online magazines.   I haven't checked the handbook,
> but it wouldn't hurt to have a mention there.
I am sorry for that. I did a quick search on and went through
several articles and the handbook. I should have searched the lists as well.

> I think there may be some utilities out there that will allow you to
> access the disk controller for such things, but I don't know them.
> You might check with the disk manufacturer.   Some of them have disk
> diagnostics, maintenance and recovery tools available.  But, you need
> to assume that is only going to at best let you rescue some remaining
> data after you have already moved to a new drive.
I do a backup tonight and buy a new hd after christmas.
Thanks for all your replies!


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