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Which of these utilities would be the best choice for checking your hard drive for bad sectors?

A) chkdsk

B) fixmbr

C) bootrec

D) fixboot

E) The pick-up-and-shake technique isn’t working so well

The answer: A) chkdsk

The chkdsk command can not only check and fix the logical file system (/f), but it can also check for bad sectors with the /r switch.

Want to know more? Watch “Troubleshooting Hard Drives.”

Is your hard drive going bad? In this video, you’ll learn some troubleshooting steps that you can use to help diagnose hard drive problems.