What softwares recover bad sectors from HD?

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  1. powershot

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    I think I have a drive that's on it's way out. I ran chkdsk /r and it corrected quite a few bad sectors, successfully marking it as bad and moving data to a good sector, but it gets stuck before it finishes scanning for bad sectors. It gets stuck at around 70% and the drive just keeps making the same sound, over and over. I'm surprised chkdsk /r doesn't just mark it as bad, and skip it if it can't do anything. Is there any other software, hopefully more powerful, than chkdsk?

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    Thanks, but this isn't what I was looking for. I have actual physical drive problems, and I want to mark those sectors as bad. Basically, what chkdsk /r does, but I need something smarter than chkdsk.
     

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