unpartitioned space w/ bad sectors

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SrVigalot

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I have a western digital hard drive, 80 gig cap. Using partition commander 2000 I can only partition and format 21 gig and it doesn't allow me to anything with the free space. Windows won't preform a scan disk on the free space and the data lifeguard tools doesn't recognize any problems with a full media scan, but still can't do anything with that space. sc 2000 tells me there are bad sectors in that space when I try to move a partition to the end of the free space. I also tried to partition very small drives in that free section but sc 2000 tells me that there is not enough drive space???? Should I throw the thing out the window???? :confused: :confused: :confused:
 

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Hi and welcome, have you tried setting it up using the lifeguard floppy?
 
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Get the data lifeguard tools and run the diags on the drive. If it says there are bad sectors send it back for a replacement. You can download the tools directly from www.wdc.com
 

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BUT, have you tried setting the drive up using the floppy. It does the formatting and partitioning with a bit of input from you.
 
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