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Bad sectors in Hard Drive

I am re-installing Windows XP Home Edition and gettingb the following Error .Write sector failuire - result 1 drive 128 - sectors 8199 to 8263.

I understand 1 option is to replace the Hard drive. Is there any way to fix the bad secores without replacing the hard drive

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Please note that there are some third party software used by the maintenance centers and you need to approach them to cure the bad sector of your hard disk. I would suggest you to approach them as you can take the back up of your data also if it is not having any confidential data. Even if you repair the hd using such software, the hd wont last for a long period.

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