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Bad sector affecting partition resize

I'm trying to resize the partition of my hdd, but the operation won't continue because there is an existing bad sector. How do i fix this and resize the partition successfully?

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You don't. Replace the hard drive if you value your information.

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Hard disk poblem


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

since its only the sectors you are having problems with just tick the bad sector box

then download partition magic which will only install on the good sectors on your hard drive

http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx when you download partition magic you will have the option to make rescue to disks to boot from make these disks then change your first boot device your to floppy drive this will give you options to partition then partition only the good sectors of your hard drive and install an operating system to the good partition


Partition Magic 8.0 description
Partitioning your hard drive plays an essential role in maintaining your computer-preventing conflicts, protecting data, improving efficiency, and increasing performance.
Partition Magic allows you to create, resize, merge and convert partitions without destroying data. Award-winning


PartitionMagic Pro from Symantec is a leader in hard-drive partitioning software. PartitionMagic Pro allows you to create, resize, move, and convert partitions without destroying your data. You can quickly and easily create partitions, which can act as file drawers on your hard disks for storing valuable information such as data files, applications, and operating systems.


Storing information in separate partitions helps you organize and protect your data, safely run multiple operating systems, and reclaim wasted disk space.



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Aug 31, 2012 | Western Digital Computers & Internet

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I'm installing ubuntu linux 8.04 on my acer laptop - partition question


Yes you can resize your drive later, before installing ubuntu on the same drive with another operateing system you need to defrag the existing drive, and then resize the partition and then install the ubuntu.

Jul 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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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 Mar 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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HOW TO SET ORIGINAL SIZE OF HDD SEGATE BARRACUDA ST380011A THAT I WAS SET TO LIMITED SIZE I.E. 32GB NOW I WANT SET IT TO 80GB WHICH IS ORIGINAL SIZE.


you could do it by reformatting your hard drive which would mean loading your operating system again during the formatting process you will be given the option to select a partition or to select another or resize or download some software either partition magic which enables you to rezize your your already partitioned hard drive without losing any of you data http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx when you download partition magic you will have the option to make rescue to disks to boot from make these disks then change your first boot device your to floppy drive this will give you options to partition then partition only the good sectors of your hard drive and install an operating system to the good partition
Partition Magic 8.0 description
Partitioning your hard drive plays an essential role in maintaining your computer-preventing conflicts, protecting data, improving efficiency, and increasing performance.
PartitionMagic allows you to create, resize, merge and convert partitions without destroying data. Award-winning

PartitionMagic Pro from Symantec is a leader in hard-drive partitioning software. PartitionMagic Pro allows you to create, resize, move, and convert partitions without destroying your data. You can quickly and easily create partitions, which can act as file drawers on your hard disks for storing valuable information such as data files, applications, and operating systems.

Storing information in separate partitions helps you organize and protect your data, safely run multiple operating systems, and reclaim wasted disk space.


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Aug 24, 2012 | Seagate BARRACUDA Computers & Internet

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Repair hard drive hey guys - i've had 2 500gb sata 2.5s fail, one was quite new and working fine externally, i formatted it and installed it on a customer's laptop (she left the charger out during...


http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx when you download partition magic you will have the option to make rescue to disks to boot from make these disks then change your first boot device your to floppy drive this will give you options to partition then partition only the good sectors of your hard drive and install an operating system to the good partition
Partition Magic 8.0 description
Partitioning your hard drive plays an essential role in maintaining your computer-preventing conflicts, protecting data, improving efficiency, and increasing performance.
PartitionMagic allows you to create, resize, merge and convert partitions without destroying data. Award-winning

PartitionMagic Pro from Symantec is a leader in hard-drive partitioning software. PartitionMagic Pro allows you to create, resize, move, and convert partitions without destroying your data. You can quickly and easily create partitions, which can act as file drawers on your hard disks for storing valuable information such as data files, applications, and operating systems.

Storing information in separate partitions helps you organize and protect your data, safely run multiple operating systems, and reclaim wasted disk space.

also you could use a linux operating sytsem 100% free
or you could buy a disk you can get one for around $4.50 "cheap" or download one
http://www.ubuntu.com/download


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Ubuntu is a linux operating system which can repair hard drives widows have corrupted and cant be repaired by windows operating systems


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Oct 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Dear sir i have seagate ST3160215AS 160gb sata hard disk. in bios it shows 160 gb but in actual it gives only 149gb. i have tried to dm it but no dm matches it. then i tried ontrack to it. it shows 160 gb....


the hard drive might be damaged bad sectors
the operating sytem will take/use a certain ammount of space onyour hard drive
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 or you could tick one box and wait until its finished then return and tick the other box
then select check now start should schedule this task when restart

do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then defragment your hard drive
http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx when you download partition magic you will have the option to make rescue to disks to boot from make these disks then change your first boot device your to floppy drive this will give you options to partition then partition only the good sectors of your hard drive and install an operating system to the good partition
Partition Magic 8.0 description
Partitioning your hard drive plays an essential role in maintaining your computer-preventing conflicts, protecting data, improving efficiency, and increasing performance.
PartitionMagic allows you to create, resize, merge and convert partitions without destroying data. Award-winning

PartitionMagic Pro from Symantec is a leader in hard-drive partitioning software. PartitionMagic Pro allows you to create, resize, move, and convert partitions without destroying your data. You can quickly and easily create partitions, which can act as file drawers on your hard disks for storing valuable information such as data files, applications, and operating systems.

Storing information in separate partitions helps you organize and protect your data, safely run multiple operating systems, and reclaim wasted disk space.
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


hope this helps you


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Hi, when I tried to upgrade/clone existing 60GB HD in Dell Inspiron 630m to HM160HC Samsung HDD, the HM160HC was partitioned to 60GB. I tried to fix the LBA to get back 160G but no success. I think only...


Hello Private672, Hi, If you have no important documents on the HDD or has been back up already, the full hdd size can be edited when you install another windows on it. there is a portion in the installation where you can delete and edit the partition. There are other free software utility on the internet for downloads to edit and low level your hard drive to get back the full size. among these are Partition Magic, Disk Manager. do a google search

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Cant install lifecam program


There could be only three reasons. 1st your installation source is corrupt. Remedy. Get a new installation source. Secondly your root partition of your HDD has bad sector. whenever your PC tries to install your software it fells into bad sector of your partition. Remedy. Use a third party software to fix your partitions bad sectors. Finally. IRQ clashing check wether there is IRQ clashing with other peripheral. To check IRQs you can go to my comp properties device manager.

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Bad sectors


Use the following link to download the software, which helps u to detect as well as completly remove badsectors, but before u do tat, here is the answer for wat is bad sectors..

Hard disk drive is an integral part of every computer. It stores all your information. One of the most prevalent defects of hard drives is bad sectors on the disk surface. Bad sectors are a part of the disk surface which contains not readable, but frequently necessary information. As a result of bad sectors you may have difficulties to read and copy data from your disk, your operating system becomes unstable and finally your computer may unable to boot altogether.

When a hard drive is damaged with bad sectors, the disk not only becomes unfit for use, but also you risk losing information stored on it. The HDD Regenerator can repair damaged hard disks without affecting or changing existing data. As a result, previously unreadable and inaccessible information is restored.

ths is the software

A powerful hard disk tool that can detect and repair physical bad sectors on a hard disk drive surface and regenerate hard disk.

http://www.4shared.com/file/49739096/5f24d2c2/HDD_Regenerator_151_Full.html?s=1

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