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best program to use when checking HDD for errors?

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I use the default Windows HDD error scanner/fixer and I'm guessing there must be a better one out there. Any recommendation? What do you guys use to check your hard drive for errors and then fix it?

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i use windows too , was wondering the same thing last night
    
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I use the built in Windows one as well... I really dont think there is anything else.
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You can normally download free diagnostics software from the drive manufacturer. They are usually a bit more useful than windows.
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You can normally download free diagnostics software from the drive manufacturer. They are usually a bit more useful than windows.
Absolutely. I personally use SeaTools DOS (can be found on Seagate's website). It works great even on some WD drives, and 99% of Seagate/Maxtor drives.
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