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Unusable drive with bad sectors in drives service area

I have a travelstar laptop hd HTS5410 80 gb that has the "physicalbad sectors in the hard disk drive's service area" problem. How do I bypass that area to make the drive usable? It is not currently installed in a laptop but can connect to a machine externally via usb. I may be able to install it in a laptop and use hitachi's drive fitness test software but do not know if it their software will allow me to bypass the bad sectors. What do you reccommend? Thanks.

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I would temporarily attach it directly to your laptop and go into recovery console and do a chkdsk /r on that drive

see if that helps, if not then there are things you can do.

post back for more info

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