Originally posted by war4peace
you can llf from BIOS, that'll work. Still, I recommend throwing tha HDD and getting a new one , ESPECIALLY if you intend to burn CDs from the HDD.
You suggest throwing away the "bad sector" disk without even TRYING to repair it ?
And how the hell is cd recording affecting the drive ?
Bad clusters are MARKED and not used by the operating system and thus not affecting writing to disc via temporary files or files on that disk.
I'll give you credit if you meant that in most of the times an harddisk with bad sectors tends to get more and more bad sectors over a period of time. (For instance , a liitle dust moving around the platter , destroying the surface and everytime it moves , it destroys another piece of the platter).