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06-29-2003, 05:53 PM
Got given this question on a A+ practice test,

Q.One of the puters you admin for, has a faulty hard drive, how do you check?

A. Run FDISK from floppy.

06-30-2003, 05:02 AM
Wow if it was me I would just go ask at PCGuide forums:D No seriously how do you use FDisk? Thanx:)

06-30-2003, 06:09 PM

Here's a link to Microsoft's info about the fdisk utility. It is very useful.

BUT............if you decide to use fdisk, please use CAUTION. You can easily delete everything stored on your harddrive.


06-30-2003, 06:56 PM
Why would you use FDISK to check for a faulty hard drive?

06-30-2003, 11:19 PM
I think the whole point is that you wouldn't....

Fruss Tray Ted
06-30-2003, 11:35 PM
True or FALSE!

Run ScanDisc.

06-30-2003, 11:39 PM
Ooops, I didn't notice that Jiggy had posted the original post. I assumed you knew that was a wrong answer and were pointing out that it was dumb...:o :rolleyes:

07-01-2003, 12:52 AM
fdisk is good for removing many problems to start over but i dont think ive ever tried to use to check for a faulty hard drive, though i have heard some stories from other techs about its misuse, despite the warnings about data loss.

07-01-2003, 02:40 PM
You can display partition and drive information by using fdisk. You can also determine what file system is being used on each partition. Sometimes you may be able to detect a virus attack by viewing this info.

Also, you can often restore system files and repair the master boot record by using fdisk commands.

Oh yeah, TRUE...run scandisk first if possible.

Now, which was the wrong answer? (Seriously. I've been paper-trained by Microsoft courses, so I do need an occassional reality check.)

07-01-2003, 06:16 PM
Thanks for that guys, i just had trouble understanding how FDISK does find a faulty hard driver, papertech answerd most of them.

07-01-2003, 06:50 PM
Found this and papertech you had it right, link (http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/prog.htm)
click on the FDISK link bottom of page.