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Can i replace the default hard drive with any brand hard drive?

My hard drive had a bad sector in it, and i want it replaced. can any hard drive work on it? or do i need to buy the same hard drive that came with it?

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Re: can i replace the default hard drive with any brand...

Well the replacement drive should be the same interface. i.e. if its an IDE drive then you'll need an IDE drive if its a SATA drive you'll need a SATA drive! regards, babb

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I need some help pleas my harddisc keeps blinkin whats wrong its not workin

There are several types of damage to your hard drive

When the computer is turned on, audible sounds, from hard drive. See the video and

This means, your hard drive optical is damage (heavy damage on the hard drive)

2. Hard drive not detect.
When the computer is turned on, a message appears "Disk boot failure, insert system disk ...." - see the abdulkarimap.jpg

Solution :
Hard drive ATA
move the jumper from Master to Slave, or the other.

Move the serial cable, from ATA1 to ATA2. Or replace the serial cable

Hard drive SATA
Use a jumper, on the hard drive SATA

Move the SATA cable, from SATA1 to SATA2. Or replace the SATA cable

3. Hard drive bad sector. To fix hard drive bad sector,
use the software HDD Regenerator Bootable CD. Create, HDD Regenerator Bootable CD, restart the computer and boot from Cd Room. To repair hard drive bad sector, see the video .

Sep 23, 2011 | Hard Drives


I have tested several programs, but the program below, just really worked for...

Let's try to explain the question that grinds us all when in cams about the hard disk. Can we actually repair a bad block? Before of the answer you must find some information about what is a hard disk, how does it work, what are bad blocks. After that you must identify them because you will need the exact location of the affected sectors. After you have done that you must run a few steps:
- before you try to resolve the problem with the bad sector you must extract the data that was written to that block. To do this you must run a Recovery program that you can find freeware on the net.
- bad sectors are unreadable parts on your hard disk but the nature of them must not be always physically and that part of the platens to be destroyed. The bad sectors can be simulated by some programs. This means that some programs installed on your computer can interrupt the reading process on to another segment of the platens. That is in the most happier cases but the chances that the bad sectors are cause by this is less then 10 percent. In this case is difficult to resolve the problem because even the Scandisk or other identification programs used to discover bad blocks will give a rapport that nothing is wrong with your hard disk. The best way is to uninstall the latest programs applied to the computer.
- lets supposed that you have a 20 gigabits partition on your hard disk that has bad blocks. After the identification program it will indicate you where are the blocks situated on the partition. So this way you can isolate them in to another partition that you must never use again. Another scenario can be created and the bad sectors can be at the beginning of the partition in the middle of it and at the end of the partition. Know it's a little bit tricky because you can't just go on and create three new partitions to eliminate the bad sectors from use. In this case most of the new hard disk has a spare space available just for this type of scenarios. You must access the CASH memory of the hard disk and indicates to the hard disk that instead of writing down on the effected blocks it must write to the spare blocks.
- another to restore the hard disk is to use the low level format option. Many of you think that low level format is a program. Wrong, the low level format option is set for any BIOS and can be easily use if you know some command line programming. The low level format can take to be complete a very long period of time but in the most cases we can obtain marvelous results. Actually the low level option takes every cluster of the hard disk and identifies them again (throw a thermal process) and writes down on the memory of the hard disk what sectors can be written and witch blocks are un-writable. This procedure is the best that can be because it will need no effort from your side to try and avoid the bad blocks that already exists and the hard disk itself know where the bad blocks are.
In conclusion the bad blocks can't be fixed. The problem is a permanent one and we can only try to use the hard disk until it is broken down for good. But if you are having financial problem this is a best way to keep going with your old hard disk.

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Disconnecting when copying large files (about 1gb and above)

that means it there are bad sectors on the hard drive. search for Hirens utility boot disk with google and and download the software. After you downloaded it you will have to write the files to a cd. Then boot up with the disc and select Hard drive tools or HDD tools, then select hard drive re-generator to detect and repair bad sectors if there are over 500 bad sectors then replace the drive.

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How do i copy files into Iomega eGo 1TB? It is brand new but show no storage space left.

Well this method will destroy everything on it so make sure there's nothing on it. Go into computer, right click on your drive, click format, the options should be default unless you know what you're doing, this should restore all the space to usable space. If this doesn't work go to properties then tools and disc error checking, there might be a bad sector.

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I have bad sectors in my hard disk what should can i do?

There is nothing you can do about bad sectors. The Hard Drive itself, with its associated electronics, automatically maps these bad sectors and doesn't use them any more. So, the answer to your question is "NOTHING". Bad sectors may eventually make your Hard Drive unusable, and if your bad sector count is growing quickly it's time to do a complete backup and replace the drive.

Mar 30, 2010 | Hard Drives

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Bad sectors removal and formating Seagate 80 GB

I suggest puting your hdd on another computer, full format it again, and scan it for bad sectors.Also, searching for a program that repairs bad HDD sectors, the windows default erros scan could not be very helpful if there are many bad sectors.

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16 bad sector

Scandisk(or whatever) should mark those sectors as bad, thus preventing them from being used. But no, you cannot erase them, they are physical areas of your disk that cannot properly hold data. Bad sectors are not uncommon, and nothing to be alarmed about, but a loud hard drive is...

Mar 01, 2008 | Seagate (9W2892-337) 80 GB Hard Drive

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Hdd bad sectore problim

bad sectors are not fixable as far as hard drives go.
you mmight find software that claims ti fix bad sectors but the claim is false as they only temporarily overwrite the sectors and unmark the bad and remark to good but the problem remains to be the sectors are bad.
The best thing to do is to replace the hard drive with a good used one or a new one.

Sorry but as a technician I know what bad sectors are and what happens when you get them.

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Harddisk Bad sector & not detecting

Hi, If your partitioning and/or formatting program is already reporting "bad sectors", then your best bet is to replace the hard drive. The mere presence of bad sectors indicates drive problem which in the normal course of time/usage would increase and eventually make the drive inoperable. Using such a drive as your "C" and/or to contain mission critical files may not be to your advantage. Hope this be of some idea/help. Good luck and kind regards.

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Hardisk pro

You cannot recover bad sectors. Your disc is damaged and the drive has removed the bad sectors from being writable. You need to replace your hard drive asap before it breaks entirely. You're going to lose all your remaining data on the disc if you do not back it up immediately. Good luck, Peter

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