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 From:  Alex Neuman <alex at nkpanama dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] ScanDisk for FreeBSD?
 Date:  Tue, 20 Sep 2005 09:07:31 -0500
Marcelo Webber wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> Is there any tool like "ScanDisk" in DOS/Windows, to "repair" Damaged 
> Sectors on FreeBSD & avoid the OS using them and bypassing info to 
> good sectors?
>
> Got some damaged HD & don't wanted to send them to trash!!!
>
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Try SpinRite. It can sometimes even recover sectors that are marked bad 
but only needed a little scrubbing. Otherwise you can just partition 
around it; I've used HD's for m0n0 that had bad sectors halfway through 
the disk since m0n0 only uses the first few megabytes anyway.