$badclus??????do i have bad clusters

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by mizar, Dec 20, 2006.

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  1. mizar

    mizar Registered Member

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    Hi,first of all i'm sorry for my bad english

    my question is that:
    when i hit analyze button in perfectdisk 8 it shows a file called $badclus:bad
    as locked with no fragments ; i searched about this file and learned that it maintains a list of bad clusters on the drive; so

    1)Do i really have bad clusters just because of existence of the file?:blink:
    2)How can i learn whether or not i have any bad clusters and fix them if i have anyo_O

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hello Mizar,

    The best way I know to sort this out (assume were talking XP) would be running CHKDSK from windows recovery console:

    Basically you would: Boot from your windows disk
    Choose "R" for repair
    enter the command "chkdsk /r" sans the quote marks

    for more information see:

    http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/recovery_console/recovery_console.shtml

    I do this regularly once a month

    Rake Care
    Rico
     
  3. mizar

    mizar Registered Member

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