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Hi, I have a problem that is starting to bother me. I fdisked and formatted a 3.2 gb hard drive and then installed Windows 98se on it. Then after I installed all the windows programs I ran the scan disc program from Windows and it showed 8,195 bites in bad sectors. So I figured the hard drive was not good so I fdisked and formatted a diffrent 3.2 gb drive. After installing all Windows programs I ran scan disk again and it showed 8,195 bites in bad sectors again! I tryed it one more time with a 2 gb hard drive and sure enought it showed 8,195 bites in bad sectors. Can a virus Live in the cmos and be causing this? By the way , I did remove the cmos battery and install a new one ( also reset all cmos settings) I have restarted the computer several times and installed and uninstalled large programs ( as a test) to see if the bites grow . But the numbers stay the same . Why do I keep getting the same bites in bad sectors and what could be causing it to happen with 3 diffrent hard drives ?