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Need suggestions for good Hard Drive repair tools 
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That's the reason for using the manufacturer's tools for a thorough diagnosis and fix. Their tools will save a lot of hard disk replacements.
For a simple LLF the zero-wipe is all that's needed. You end up with a clean hard disk 'down to the metal' as they say. Which always gives a better foundation to build on.

I should mention that a modern IDE has ongoing statistical information that it uses to mark a bad sector so as not to use it again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_forma ... hard_disks
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various drive manufacturers describe reinitialization software as LLF utilities on their web sites.


I tend to give the manufacturer rights as to what to call it.

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Thank you everyone for the helpful replies. I ended up following JimCs' suggestions mostly and found most of it included on UBCD; unfortunatly neither drive was salvagable. Thanks again, Jerry :needcoffee:

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