Thread: Fixing HDs?
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Old 24th June, 2002, 01:44 PM
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Fixing HDs?

I wonder, is it possible, to physically fix a hard drive? For example, I have a Samsung 8.4 GB drive that was virus-attacked. It therefore had tons of bad sectors. Once fdisked, formatted (which takes roughly 3 hours to recover allocation tables), and reinstalled an OS on, only reports about 7.65 GB or so on the drive. With bad sectors still apparent!!! I know it may not be worth it, but could a process be done to demagnitize, and remagnitize the platters of the drive so it would be a new HD again? Or after an instance such as this, do the platters physically have scrapes or imperfections to cause the drive to be screwed.

Just wondering. It would be nice to have that 8.4 again!!
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