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May 18th, 2009, 17:40
You might be able to do that, but I wouldn't bother. The disk is clearly damaged -- you've at least suffered a head crash, probably worse. It's unlikely that it'll last very long without failing again, even if you manage to get it apparently working.

A normal "long" format will map out bad sectors for you anyway; if that won't do it, it mapping out more of them by hand is unlikely to work either.
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