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Harddisk Bad sector & not detecting

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Re: 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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No boot hd disk error

HDD not Detecting only Some region, if you HDD data cable damage, HDD power Cable damage, HDD port damage, or HDD bad sector. But normally you change HDD data or power cable or mother board port. And i suggest mother board all connection disconnect and only HDD connect and open bios and search your HDD detected.

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Feb 05, 2014 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive


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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PC not detecting HD

HDD not Detecting only if you HDD data cable damage, HDD power Cable damage, HDD port damage, or HDD bad sector. But normally you change HDD data or power cable or mother board port. And i suggest mother board all connection disconnect and only HDD connect and open bios and search your HDD detected.

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Feb 05, 2014 | Transcend StoreJet Hard Drives

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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

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HDD Maxtor 80Gb IDE: Harddisk error! At boot it say's Primary harddisk error. Press F1 to continue. *When I press F1 nothing happens. *When I go to the bios at IDE Configuration and hit refresh at Primary...

OK the only shot you got is to geta USB to SATA/IDE converter dongle, connect to another PC's USB port. Hopefully, you will be able to read it. Otherwise still plugged in you may be able to use recovery software and get you DATA back. Recover my files is one,
Other freeware data recovery software GL.

Feb 15, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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I just added Toshiba 1TB USB drive to my Sony RZ44G desktop. Sometimes when powering off and back on, the reboot hangs at the 'SONY' screen and gets no further. If I disconnect the Toshiba drive, power off...

Check your bios/cmos settings (press DEL button while booting), and make sure no USB device is set to boot frome.
(some bios's recognise large USB's as harddisk's drives, and when booting it check's the drive boot sector, and hang, since no boot sector is located in it)

gd luck.

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Hdd does not setup xp

You can use Partition Magic. By this software, you can repartition your HDD & Hide the partition that have BAD sector. Make a new partition without bad sector space & active it as a primary partition. That's ok. Now you can install XP.

Feb 11, 2009 | Quantum (SE21S011) 2.1 GB Hard Drive

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A "a disk read error occured"

Might be a damaged sector. Otherwise i would think you (by accident) created a seperate partition on your C:\ (? main) HD. The cause of damage can be many things, certain types of certain brands or more sensitive in how fast these sectors get damaged. But you can at least try to repair them with the disk repair utility in Win XP, called ChkDsk ("check disk"). However, what may end up happening is that ChkDsk will mark the sector as bad (instead of attempting to recover any information) and your hard drive will no longer 'hover' over top of that area of the drive, making it impossible to recover any data on the sector. Maybe try to google for (free) BETTER third party software for this first. So what caused it is hard to discover after it happened, but you can try to repair it.

Nov 05, 2008 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80 GB...

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My external harddisk is not detecting

hi kiran,
If you are using Windows 98 then you have to istalled driver for your external USB HDD.

If you are using Windows XP/Vista then the masstorage drivers for USB HDD is allready installed in your system, as it comes with the OS.
Some time due to conflict or bad contact your system might not read the USB devices:
  • Be sure that switch is on (if there is any switch in USB HDD).
  • Try to check the connection.
  • Try in different USB port.
  • Also check the USB cable is good.
If still no success try to use in another system and let me know your feed back.


May 21, 2008 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 200 GB Hard Drive

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Bad sector affecting partition resize

You don't. Replace the hard drive if you value your information.

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