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How to Fix or Repair Bad Sectors of Disk

If you have a trouble with blue-screen on your computer, or your windows can not run properly. This indication maybe refers to the damage of harddisk drive (HDD). Before you buy a new hard drive, you can try to repair or fix bad sectors with several solutions:

1) Disk check tool on Windows
a. On Windows XP. Going to Start, Programs, Accessories, and then click on Command Prompt. And type "chkdsk/R" without quotes (/R is "Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information").
b. Under Windows 9x (95, 98 and Me), you can scandisk. Scandisk has an option to do a surface scan and repair as well.

2) Here is the solution (from OMH):
a. Run a surface scan on the HD to determine where, EXACTLY, the bad sectors are located. Use a program like "Partition Table Disk Doctor"; it found all the bad sectors on my drive were located in 3 seperate areas from cylinder 0 through cylinder 1063.
b. Note the locations of the bad sectors.
c. Partition your HD. (I suggest you use a program like Acronis Disk Director; it will give you the flexibilty and HD information that you will need more so than simple Fdisk.) Make one partition that covers up to and a little bit past the point where the bad sectors were reported. (In my case, that was an 8Gb partition that ran from cylinder 0 to cylinder 1063.) Then make another partition in the area that is NOT affected by the bad sectors. THIS is the one you're going to set as active, format, and prepare to accept your O/S.
d. Now delete the first partition, the one with all the bad sectors on it. Doing so will turn it into "unallocated space". MAKE NO ATTEMPT TO USE THIS SPACE ANY LONGER! Yes, you may have to lose a few gigabytes of space, but it's worth it to have your PC working well again. As I said at the start, this is the method I used that got my HD running perfectly! I hope it helps someone.

3) Using a program or software HDD Regenerator

Repairing HDD Bad Sectors with HDD Regenerator

Hard disk drive is an integral part of every computer. It stores all your information. One of the most prevalent defects of hard drives are bad sectors on the disk surface. Bad sectors are a part of the disk surface which contains not readable, but frequently necessary information.

If your hard drive is damaged by bad sectors, it is not only becomes unfit for use, but also you risk losing information stored on it. If you suspect that your hard disk drive is damaged and contains bad sectors, you have difficulties to copy data from your disk, your operating system is unstable or you unable to boot to Windows altogether - don't rush to throw out your disk and don't think that your important information is irretrievably lost.

Take advantage of HDD Regenerator - the unique program for regeneration of hard disk drives. HDD Regenerator will regenerate your hard drive by magnetic reversal.

As a result, not readable damaged information will be restored. With all this going on, the existing information will not be lost! HDD Regenerator regenerates hard disk drives exclusively at physical level. It ignores file system and can be used with FAT, NTFS or any other file system, and also with unformatted or unpartitioned disks.

During regeneration, the disk structure is not changed and the existing data is not affected.
Click here to download HDD Regenerator

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Cheaper Price for Sony PlayStation

taken from videogames.yahoo.com by Mike Smith

Old Console from Sony namely PlayStation 2 to drop under $100 on April 1, 2009. Sony confirmed in the early hours Tuesday that it will be dropping its price by $30 for the Playstation 2 to $99.99. The price drop was previously leaked by an insider at retailer Kmart, who spotted a price change in his system and tipped off gaming blog Joystiq about the news.
Playstation 2

Playstation 2 Under $100?

Price cuts are always welcome, but it's not quite what hardcore gamers were hoping to hear. Consumers and industry analysts have been calling for a price cut on Sony's flagship Playstation 3 system for months now: the PS3 is the most expensive games machine on the market by a hefty margin. But Sony put a stop to that speculation in a statement today, saying "We do not have plans for a PS3 price drop, and any rumors to that effect are false and are the result of speculation."

So, is the nine-year-old PS2 a good deal at less than $100? Assuming you don't already have one, there's no question about it. Sure, it's no match for current-gen consoles like the Xbox 360 or PS3 (or even, more arguably, the Wii) but it has a software selection that's absolutely superb. If you're looking for a way to play great games on the cheap, and you're prepared to be a little behind the tech state-of-the-art, you can't do much better.

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