|I need to run a sector scan on my hard drive, to find any bad sectors (which im sure there are) and write them off. The Disk Checker in Windows XP just says it "cannot complete the disk check" without giving me a reason. The command line chkdsk (which says it cannot scan the disk while in windows and must be done on a reboot, which i select yes too) doesn't perform the sector/thorough scan, even though I apply both the /F and /R switches. Oddly though, when it's performing the disk check on boot, it says "step 1 of 5, step 2 of 5," etc but only gets up to step 3. Then it goes into Windows as if the check is complete. It doesn't perform the sector scan.|
Is there any way I can perform this check? Any other tools out there?