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ronscores

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i have lots of bad sectors on my C: drive (prob. boot sector) coz' i have win98 se on C: and everything is slow and PC hangs up often..

I've tried to remove bad sectors using HDD Regenerator software but it recognizes only some bad sectors..
the bad sectors are in the start of C: and do ya guys know how to move them to the last? maybe defragmenting ?? would ya guyz suggest that?

or would u ppl suggest me to load Windows on other partitions like D: or E:.. would then my PC be faster??
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Bad sectors in the start of the drive is very bad news. You just need a new drive, or at least a good used one. If you buy a major brand drive, not necessarily new, Maxtor, Western Digital, etc., you can download software from the maker's site to clone your old drive software to the new one so you won't lose all your programs and data.
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When HD scanning software like MS's "Scandisk" etc., flags a sector as bad, that does not mean the data in the sector is bad,,,,,,it means that space on the surface of the HD can no longer hold data. It's BAD! It's like a hole in the ground.....you can't just move it elsewhere. :tazz:

Get your data files copied off of that drive ASAP! Then as was already suggested, replace the drive and transfer all your data and OS from the old drive to the new one.
There are many good programs to do this.

As a tech, I'd probably use Ghost 2003 to do the job. I have to do this several times a month. It takes a while, but its really a very simple process.

Good Luck,
Shadow ;)
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