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Bad sector Dear Sirs . I have problem with my hard drive, and I have many important data on it, the system couldn't work properly, I tried to scaned with DOS it has many bad sector on it. My question are : - Causes Band Sector cames - How to fix it ? - Is there any software to solve my problem Thanks You to pay attention Bs Ade arifin e-mail :

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Re: Bad sector

I was looking on http:// freeware and noticed a download that claims to be able to recover data from almost anything.
Virus?? Have you checked?
HDD's tend to go bad as you are describing, "bad sectors" ever increasing, even after format more turn up. Not good. New disk required?

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Can I copy d partition from a bad hard drive that tested for 10 min before bad hard drive showed up in test

you could run the chkdsk utility

click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to recovery any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive there are many ways of running the chkdsk utility

click start right click on my computer you should see your drive usually C: select properties click tools check now tick both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery on any bad sectors

then select check now, start should schedule this task when restart

it will only schedule on restart if its the Primary hard drive with an operating system on it

do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer

for USB drives click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes

automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start

you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive

I found that you get best results by ticking one box then returning after it has finished then tick the other box

then try copting your d partition

There are also Data Recovery programs that might be very helpful to recover your important information.

Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.

Some addition links found on Google

if you need more help with this post a reply

Hope this helps

Nov 06, 2012 | 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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I have a toshiba 500GB portable external still has 50GB more space left...however when i tried to open wont open and i cant see my files...the computer says that it cannot fix the...

You can recover data from portable hard drive with data recovery software.Tenorshare data recovery is one of the bests. It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to drives crash, physical damage,bad section, virus attack etc.Download it and scan your external hard drive for free to preview whether your files can be recovered.You can get it here: After you recover your data,you can format it to check out whether it can be fixed.

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Transcend Jf V30/ 32 gb flash drive. When saving data less than 4GB and after removal of flash drive most data are lost. What can I do ?

Files on a flash drive canbe corrupted if it is not removed from the USB port properly.
Before removing the flash drive click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon andthen click on the flash drive you want to remove and then remove the flashdrive when the computer message says it is Safe to remove.
To restore the flash drive to working order you need to format the flash drive,BUT you will lose the data stored on the flash drive.
If you need the data on the flash drive these WEB sites may help: -
Data and Digital Photo Recovery

Mar 15, 2011 | Hard Drives

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I was copying something from my External Drive to my computer hard drive. the copy froze and my computer froze i had to restart and ever since I can't get my External Drive to connect to my computer.

you need to scan your external hard drive for bad sectors problems, you can use winpe mini cd, its a live cd that have hirens boot disk inside it as well as a preinstalled windows eviorment that will give you access to many tools and it , burn it to disk and boot it.....

the idea is when you was copying files, some read errors occured that crashed the system, and whene the system crashed, bad sectors/clusters appears, and they need to be scaned and fixed.

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My sandisk cruzer says it is not formatted. it contains all my documents but I cant open anything if i format it i will lose all my data help!!!

Possible Reasons:
1. Your USB flash is too old and can be corrupted with time went on. As you know no hardware can be life-long ever.
2. There are bad sectors in the specific area of the disk that is required for a file system, e.g. for a boot sector or the FAT table sector. Since such a drive is obviously not possible to use, Windows refuses to format it.
3. Sometimes, you cannot format the drive to the FAT file system if it has been formatted to a file system which is not recognized by Windows. Such a drive should be reformatted to NTFS first, and then to the FAT file system.

Step 1: Try the problem USB on another computer (better be most common Windows OS). See if the device can be accessed normally. This way can clear the buffers and eliminate incompatibility. Sometimes it will let the error disappear and make the drive work normally again.
Step 2: If the first method still won't help. Try recovering the data with some data recovery programs first of all. If you are running Windows, you can use Data Recovery for Windows. For Mac OS X users, turn to Data Recovery for Mac
Step 3: After the files are recovered, then follow those steps to try format the error USB drive (connect the disk to your PC first). My computer -> Properties -> Manage -> Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management -> select the problem drive and then format it from here.
Step 4: It's not over. After formatting, try use the data recovery software recommended in #2 to re-scan the drive to see if you can harvest more data. Good luck!

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7200.7 40GB failure

so nothing works to connect to the drive have you tried using that drive as a slave to another? I had a drive with photos on it BSoD and i had to get that adapter to plug it into a PC that worked... once there you have to right click the permissions of the new drive and take ownership of the entire device. this will allow you to pull the files you need off of it.

What happend to the drive is you had an error occur on one of the main system sectors (boot sector) which is just bad luck.

Worse case scenario if your files are really really important there are plenty of places you can send it and they will be able to extract your data at a cost. For a fee they can recover data from drives that have been burnt. so you should be good.

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How can recover data from free agent desktop hdd

Well you should have gone in and marked the sectors that you think are bad, by formatting it odds are you wiped the data off it, you can try a low level recover but I dont think your going to find much. Sorry format means format.

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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...

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