[ubuntu-uk] mbr

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 21:14:56 UTC 2012

On 28 January 2012 20:00,  <thegeeksquadron at ymail.com> wrote:
> Just curious to know this, as I don't format disks too often, but does formatting a HD rid it of any bad sectors? I assume not, but I'm a tad perplexed!

No. Bad sectors are a hardware failure.

"Quick formatting" /can/ in theory re-mark bad blocks as usable, which
could be a problem. Actually, in practice, on any modern EIDE or later
drive, this is not an issue.

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