Can fix disk be made to attempt repair of bad blocks without prompt for y/n?


New Member
I have some hard drive problems on my hummy that I think are behind some recent crashes so, after reading the great information in the forum, I have started fix disk and indeed there do seem to be a lot of bad sectors which fix disk is fixing. However, I have to say 'y' to fix each one individually. Besides being really tedious this is making it all very slow because I can't just sit there waiting to type 'y' and <enter> every few seconds but I do keep coming back.

Is there a way to get fix disk to just attempt to repair all the bad blocks without prompt?


Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
This has been asked before, and the answer is no (for reasons I don't remember). Maybe your query will prompt it to be looked at again.


Staff member
There isn't at the moment although it doesn't prompt when repairing general filesystem corruption. I presume this is because there should never be that many bad blocks to fix and it prompts the user for each one, showing which file will be partially overwritten as a result.