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My hardisk can be formatted but failed to install programs
when i scandisk no bad sector found

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May be format table is mounted incorrectly ,u use the tools like partition manager,or full format the entire disk ,(NOTE:your data fully erase)then regenerate the partitions using windows installation or mentioned above,

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This drive is not formateted. bad sectar found

If you go ahead and format the hard drive, fromatting will lock out these bad sectors.
Bad sectors can indicate that the hard drive is wearing out especially if the number of bad sectors increase as you use the hard disk and if this is the case then back up your data regularly so you won't lose your data when this hard drives fail completely. I would consider retiring this hard drive ASAP.
Bad sectors are usually cause by the magnetic oxide layer on the platters wearing out or breaking down.

Nov 28, 2010 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive


How To Fix Bad Sectors on the Hard Drive

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.

on Feb 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Eveytime i restart my pc, the blue promt says there is a problem with my hard disk, when i tried to format my hard disk i failed, how can i completely format my hard disk samsung sp0411n?... because every...

Dear Ahrjae,
You are Toast! The last thing a technician wants to do is format a hard disk. A good format erases everything (all the software and corrupted software) and the hard-drive has the smallest amount of information on it (software) waiting to be shaped by the DVD's (Software) you are going to load it up with.
If you have a bad hard-drive you need to determine if it is a software problem or a hardware problem. Some times it is both. If it is software you can delete the program and re-install it. if it is a hardware / software problem you can run a scandisk program and other utilities to fix bad sections on the hard-drive. Electrically cut off bad sections so no memory 1's and 0's will be stored on bad sections of the magnetic hard-disk. Then you can delete bad programs and re-install them.
Sometime the hard-drive fails due to hardware problems. My favorite story is the comparison of the pickup head gliding over a hard disk (metal) and occasionally crashing to an airplane flying 600mph over the earth. Where the airplane would be destroyed if it hit the earth, in the hard-drive the pick-up head gouges out parts of the metal disk.
So your solutions: Buy a new hard drive and format it or take the unit in to be repaired. Hope you have made your restore disks.
Digital Denizen

Nov 26, 2010 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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How to solve my maxtor 80gb hardisk bad sector problem

You can use LLF Low Level format Tool and make a low level format this take sveral minutes but the most probalby that can fix the problem

Mar 19, 2010 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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Computer Hardisk problem

hi,there...why try again to reinstalling the XP first check your XP CD is the cd in good condition?your cd/dvd drive is good?...when XP ask to formatting hard disc chose " format with NFS (normal)" maybe takes a long time to wait..but let it work...if every thing ok (your hard disc is fine) the process will countinue normally... but if in the process stopped/stuck in the midlle/ hang that's indicate a bad sector are at your hard must repair bad sector area first to the expert one..than you can use this hard disc again....good luck..

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Bad cluster in hard disk

You must run scandisk utility in windows to fix problem. Go to C: drive >> properties >> tools >> choose error checking >> select automatically fix errors >> then start >> 
If proplem persists you must format the C drive there may be less chance of bad sector recovery...
Or contact your manufacturer tech support if your hardisk in warramty period.

Jan 03, 2009 | Seagate (ST3160827AS) 160 GB Hard Drive

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Bad sectors removal and formating Seagate 80 GB

I suggest puting your hdd on another computer, full format it again, and scan it for bad sectors.Also, searching for a program that repairs bad HDD sectors, the windows default erros scan could not be very helpful if there are many bad sectors.

Sep 02, 2008 | Seagate (ST380011A) 80 GB IDE Hard Drive

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bad sectors mean OMG time to chunk that hard drive.

if an Fdisk and a Format and a Scandisk doesn't solve the problem it's time to say goodby to it.

last resort move it to another machine , and try recovery , do not load and activate windows afterwards because microsoft will send hitmen to your house to kill you lol

Aug 26, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Removing bad secter from hdd

there are vaious ways
if u know how to make it slave hdd make it one by one on any desktop and run a disk defrag and scan along wd the consistancy check it is a time consuming process
ill suggest to format them it will take 20 min/hdd

May 19, 2008 | Samsung SpinPoint P80 SP0802N 80 GB Hard...

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Hardisk pro

You cannot recover bad sectors. Your disc is damaged and the drive has removed the bad sectors from being writable. You need to replace your hard drive asap before it breaks entirely. You're going to lose all your remaining data on the disc if you do not back it up immediately. Good luck, Peter

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