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Re: 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
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The problem defined arises when there are bad sectors on the hard drive. Please do a complete disk check by the following procedure. 1. Open my computer 2. Right click on the drive related to the 1TB HDD 3. Select properties 4. on the tools tab select the disk check option. 5, select the two option that comes on the popup window to automatically check and also for recovery of the bad sectors. after the scan is complete do a safe removal of the device using the eject option in my computer or the safely remove option in the taskbar near the date/Time. PS. Removing the device unsafely can cause a HDD crash and increase the number of bad sectors.
Well i think you have bad secters in the hard drive,
try doing a defragment on the hard drive,
but thats the way a hard drive goes when it has bad sector in it,
see if you can get an other drive for it, ebay
When a hard disk has bad sectors, these sectors can be fixed by running check disk. This is a temporary fix as the hard disk is nearly worn out and it will get more bad sectors and evenually the hard disk will fail completely.
Bad sectors occur when the magnetic oxide on the disk platters is worn out and data cannot be written or read from these sectors.
To run check disk click Start - My Computer - right click on C Drive and click on Properties - click on Tools tab - then Check Now in Error Checking
I suggest once this has been done, you back up your data and purchase a new hard disk ready to install Windows etc. when the hard disk fails completely. You may want to install a new hard drive before the old hard drive fails completely.
Although A format could help it sounds more like you have some bad sectors on the harddrive.
Right click on the drive, select properties, then select the tools menu and initiate a disk check. it will give you an option screen before it proceeds, select the option to scan for a recover bad sectors/clusters. This will write off and mark the bad sectors so they will not be used again. If the problem comes back again soon then your palette media is failing and you should replace the drive.
You can't delete / remove bad sectors, they're faults on your hardware. Once you have a few bad sectors, you can be sure that your disk won't last any longer. My advise is to backup now your important files.
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.
Hi, assuming the hdd won't finish a format, it is possible that some sectors are damaged. If you still want to try and use the hdd even with these defects, you can try and partition the hdd. Guesstimate at what point the hdd stops responding and really guess where the defects end. With this info, partition the hdd into 3 with the middle containing the defective sectors. Format only the first and third partitions. For simplicity, Win98 might be easier to work with rather than XP.
Hope this be of some help. Do post again and let us know how things turn up.