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Hard drive with Bad Clusters


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parrothead16

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Is there a way to fix bad cluster on a hard drive? We would like to make a backup of the hard drive but when we try, the software we're using crashes due to bad clusters. We are using Symantec's Ghost 2002 to make the backup. The OS is Win2K.
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you could try running chkdsk /f from the command line it will ask you to schedule it on next boot...say yes and let it run to completion...

are you wanting to back up EVERYTHING (like apps and what not)....or just important data files?
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We need to back up everything. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.
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Kemasa

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You can also run the diagnostic program from the maker of the disk. It runs at a lower level and typically boots from a floppy or CDROM.
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