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Following on from my previous post, I have run MHDD 4.6 from Hiren's Boot CD.

1) Does anyone know which commands I should be running to check the health of a drive?

2) I have run 'scan', but about 1/3 of blocks show up as a red X. Does this mean the drive is dead, or can it be recovered?

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Various discussion of "red" blocks here, http://forum.hddguru.com/hdd-faq-t5.html

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Very helpful link. Thanks. – Mark Jan 7 '11 at 8:11

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