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Many bad sectors in fat32, tried to use recovery disc, too many bad sectors, freezes disk up at 25%. Now will not even load windows logo.

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Replace the hard drive.

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Yes, I think "Freddyyesme" is suggesting correct. But the problem may be more serious. Sometimes even reformatting won't work.

You replied (informed) to "Ekse" that you have bought a new HDD. Have you ever tried to access that faulty HDD. What I mean to say that if you can access your faulty HDD, try to backup important data. Because you were using FAT32 therefore I assume you might be knowing about a DOS utility "FDISK". This is a risky utility so act with lots of care. Unpartition the whole disc and then following the utility's instruction, reboot the system. Now try to create partions as required a fresh. One care you need to take is that try to make one partition among others in which you keep all those bad sectors, spare some MBs just before the starting point of bad sectors and similarly some MBs just after the end point of bad sectors. After making all the partitions reboot the system. Now you can format all the partitions but leave that bad sectors partition untouched (means leave that partion RAW).

From my own experience I can say that this trick can work and you may get your drive back working with few GBs less (in that RAW partition).

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Forget the recovery disc and reformat

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