Why not just make the WD utility for DOS in a CD
I tried that but upon boot- up it couldn't find the license agreement, even though it was definitely in the file I burned to the CD.
Also if chkdsk has found bad sectors then I can only repeat this from my post 21
Final comment unless of course you have something to raise.
1. Check the drive - for any errors before you use it.
Pointless in a build of that cost inserting a drive that has bad sectors.
Ok- I think I got confused here. I've just run a read- only check on the hard drive and it says: 'Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.' (It also deleted a few 'index entries') Are these 'errors' definitely 'bad sectors?'
It's odd: Every test I've run (apart from command prompt-> chkdsk), including the boot-up chkdsk, has passed every type of test for the hard drive :S
Suffice it to say chkdsk has NOT repaired the bad sectors.
Yea, I did some research and I guess it can't repair them, just avoid them. Could I please have your explanation for bad sectors? The articles I found were rather brief and uninformative, and when I searched WD and Microsoft all I got were scan programs to use, no in-depth explanations.
Finally; the hard drive is pretty old now, and I imagine them micro- particles will probably have drifted, or whatever, and it's true that the old PC was shut down improperly MANY times (not by me!). Do you think I should just buy a new one? I'd rather that, than to have a defective one.
Thx, well I got an interview next week, so fingers crossed I can order all my parts in about 3 weeks. I guess hard drives will have come down by then... ^ ^