On Mon, Aug 30, 1999 at 10:45:48PM +0100, Paul Curtayne mentioned:
> My question is general and is about how bad blocks might develop on a
> hard-disk, but I feel like ranting at MS!! If I didn't have to patch
> MS Office none of this would have happened!!!
>> I've told them that I don't believe a crashed program could really
> physically damage 150+ blocks at several places on the disk.
If you note, I ranted about how win2k did a similar thing to my mum's
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk
from a Linux box. When it gets to the end of the disk, then partition it,
with MSDOS fdisk with **one partition only** - that should sort it out...
Apparently, the ideas of what a partition table is, between various
versions of Windows differs a lot...and wiping just the first 512 bytes
doesn't work either!!
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