[SOLVED] How does SeaTools Repair Bad Sectors?
I'm wondering if I did a dumb.
When SeaTools 'repairs' bad sectors, I understand it just tells the disk not to use that area, correct? I have an 80 GB drive that had 7 errors across it, 5 seemingly close together (within the first 4% or a long test) and 2 more across the rest of the drive.
But, does then zero-ing out the drive in SeaTools negate the bad sector workaround?
Does quick formatting in WinXP negate the workaround?
I recently did a complete overhaul/reinstall of XP after using SeaTools to 'repair' one drive and then zero out both a system drive and a storage drive. I figured since they were zero'ed, a QuickFormat was sufficient when partitioning things back out. Was this just plain asinine?