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Harddisk Bad sector & not detecting

Bad Sector Solving problem with Fdisk but not success Other HDD is Not Detecting other is Taking window XP setup but stop when formatting

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  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    when i copy something from or to the hard drive the computer stope workenk until i rest it

    some data from this hard drive i need to copy it and then no problem if the hard drive will dameged

  • Ansar shaikh Apr 29, 2008

    harddisk Bad sector & not detecting problem

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    i have huge bad sectors in my hd

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    my hd stoped when y tryng to write on



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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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