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Is there an ideal boot disk that can be used to patch bad sectors on a drive from a live USB stick? Have feeling this drive is messing up and want to patch it before things get worse on them.

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If you think that the drive is messing up, backup your data and get a new drive. Much safer than patching bad sectors. –  Renan Apr 29 '12 at 18:25
    
"Bad" does not necessarily mean permanently bad, some think just because the sector cannot be read it is bad or the hard drive is failing, just not the case, I use spinrite6 for this problem, works like a champ, saved me hundreds on not having to buy hard drives....grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm –  Moab Apr 29 '12 at 23:46
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