how do you resize a hard drive with bad sectors in such a way that only the "good" part is used?
The only way I could think of to do this would be to create a small partition and keep increasing the size while scanning it each time in chkdsk until I find a size that "hits" the bad sectors, but this would be incredibly time consuming so I want to know if there's a program out there that would partition the drive to it's maximum "bad sector-free" size and leave the rest of the drive's space unallocated.
Before anyone asks, this drive doesn't have any mission critical information on it, and I just want to make it somewhat usable for the hell of it, so I'm not concerned about data loss.
Serious answers from skilled computer users only, please.
I know, this is a difficult question to answer, but I'm hoping that someone on here knows.
- TechnoLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
It's actually quite easy☺
Running Checkdisk (chkdsk) will mark bad sectors as unavailable, therefore stopping the system from using them...
Click Start (then Run in XP) and type (in the search bar in Vista/Win 7)
Hit Enter/Return, then type this in the command window
Hit Enter/Return, tap 'Y' then Enter/Return to run the scan at the next boot.
Type EXIT and re-start.
- melodyLv 59 years ago
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