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Blocking part of my hardrive from being used if it's corrupted?

Blocking part of my hardrive from being used if it's corrupted?

I am a semi new user to Linux, but in general I'm not too familiar with setting up a custom operating system and computer environment. I have a Sony Vaio laptop that I use to run Vista on and it's crashed a couple times. So I got a new laptop.

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A surface scan with Windows Scan Disk or chkdisk should mark sectors as bad and not use them. Not sure what other utilities do this. But as Brandstaetter noted, you are taking the risk that the harddrive is going to get worse.