HDD bad sector scan + recover


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Jelly2003

I was just wondering how I scan a PC's hard drive for bad sectors on Linux?

Is there some software available, or is it built in?

Thanks

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metal_dragen

It should be included in most distros' default package layout. If you are using ext2/3, then the command you want is e2fsck.

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Jelly2003

Yea, basically I am fixing a relative's PC, they're running Win XP Home SP2, and I've booted with an Ubuntu Live CD to try and scan their hard drive.

I've actually been to Seagate's web site and they have a tool that you can burn onto a bootable CD, so I've burned it onto a CDRW and am now scanning the hard drive.

Thanks anyways, I'll remember your advice when I need to run a scan on an ext file system.

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markjensen

I would recommend using Microsoft's tools to scan and repair Windows NTFS filesystems.

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