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Windows 7: Partitioning question

3 Weeks Ago   #11
teckneeculler

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DG1261: Thanks, sounds like my idea won't work after all.No prob.

You said earlier, 'Incidentally, for your purposes you don't need to create new partitions at the beginning and end, you would merely need to change the beginning and ending sectors of the existing single partition -- IOW, resize it smaller from the back end and move it in its entirety away from the front edge of the disk.'

That sounds like a plan, I'll try that. Is there an app that will quickly identify the extent of the bad sectors? HDDRegen worked OK but it took about a month.


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3 Weeks Ago   #12
dg1261

Windows 7/8.1/10 multiboot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teckneeculler View Post
Is there an app that will quickly identify the extent of the bad sectors?
I use HDAT2 for that purpose, though there are probably others as well. HDAT2 makes a half-hearted attempt to recover bad sectors, so doesn't waste too much time on them before moving on. It might be quicker than most other utilities at surveying the entire disk and letting you know where the bad sectors are.

Note HDAT2 is a DOS-based utility, so may be incompatible with some of the newest PCs that don't support that. See the HDAT2 website for more info.
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3 Weeks Ago   #13
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Thanks again, I've downloaded the app and I'll try it on the duff hdd.
Cheers.
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