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    when I run Scandisk, it indicates that there are approx. 70,000 bytes in bad sectors. Is there anything that can correct this situation? Should I be concerned?

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    Allow scan disk to repair the sectors . It will make it so no program tries to access those sectors.
    You may loose any data that occupied those sectors. It may be part of program, data or partial file.

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    8/25/02
    To: Whoozhe,
    Thanks for the prompt response. I run scandisk surface scan. Advises no errors.
    Check scandisk again and it still indicates 70,000 bytes in bad sectors? Any thoughts?

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    The bad sectors are ignored by the surface scan as they have been marked as unusable by scandisk.

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    70,000 bytes..agree with whoozie that's nothing to worry about.
    I've read that even new hard drives from the factory have bad sectors..seems it's hard to manufacture a perfert drive.

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    9/3
    Briangetmail,

    Yhanks for you input. Appreciate your interest.
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    bad sectors are not suppose to be there. These is a weak spot on you drive. Although these sectors are marked and not used and the number is small i would suggest you keep using scan disk to make sure the number does not increase. If the number starts to increase you might start thingking about a new hard drive. Loss of data and can't write to hard drive errors could occur

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    Thanks. I will heed your advice.