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comment How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?
GParted fails to boot. It shows a graphical menu screen, then a console screen decompressing things, then a black screen that stays black for (at least) four minutes (at which point i hit the reset button). Clonezilla refuses to use the source disk (it's confused by an MBR partition on a dynamic disk).
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comment How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?
Also, drive cloning fails when they encounter the bad sector (at least DriveImageXML did).
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comment How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?
It very well might be that this is an old, now discontinued, now unsupported, 64 GB Kingston drive. Or maybe it's just a bug in the drive's firmware where they forgot to implement sector remapping.
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comment How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?
@ThomasW. i don't mind a self-booting tool; using whatever OS it likes. Of course i'd prefer a GUI tool. i got tired of using command lines in 1990. i started to looking into using CreateFile to open the volume directly; but realized i'd have to start from scratch, parsing all the undocumented data structures. i opened the volume directly for editing in my favorite hex editor but had the same down-side, having to manually parse hex structures.
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comment How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?
Katy Coe has an excellent blog that starts to delve into the guts of NTFS. But my eyes glazed over when i had to start calculating offsets, logical cluster numbers, virtual cluster numbers, and the fact that $BadClus is a spare file that is actually the size of the entire volume. i'd almost certainly destroy my (functioning) drive.
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comment How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?
As an SSD, there are no spare sectors to remap into. That is why the drive's SMART continues to note a Pending Sector Count of zero, and a Reallocated Sector Count of zero.
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comment Why is it bad to map network drives in Windows?
A situation where network shares are not perfectly share to map as drives is if you are running an automated job. The mapped drives are loaded with the account's profile. If the user's profile is not loaded, then those mapped drives will not exist.
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comment Kingston SSD with several bad blocks and zero reallocated sectors
Similar issue, except it's a single bad spot. Each scan it's the same single bad spot (e.g. not a bad cable). Zero reallocated sectors. The pending sector count is zero, meaning the drive doesn't even realize there is a bad sector that needs replacing.
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comment How can I pin a program to the Windows 7 Taskbar, with parameters?
@barlop For the love of god, please don't use it.
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