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Hard disk Bad sector Problem

How do we repair Hard Disk bad sector, and give me a free bad sector software.

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    I have the same exact problem:-(

  • bhagwat Aug 05, 2008

    bad sector problem my harddisk so winxp do,not instoll

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Hi, just had one...grrr. SOLVED IT!!!!Got program "Partition Wizard 4.2", tried the check (surface test I think) and it had greens and then the RED (=BAD SECTOR). As this is a disk I want to use for pics/music on TV and disk=250GB I wanted to try everything - even if it meant destroying it. Here's how....I RAN THE "PARTITION->WIPE PARTITION -> and chose the "FILL WITH 0's" options (it took 3,5 hrs.)BUT ON FINISH IT'S SNUG AS A BUG! NO MORE REDS!!! Just love it when it DOES work! Good luck ya all - ps: If you liked this solution cheer for the Danish Mens Handball team in Olympics! I'll be there for the final - lucky me ;-) - Danish Flag, BIG purple disco glasses with matching earrings and golden (or silver) hair :-)))) Cheers. Happy days ahead!

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Bad sectors is a sure sign of bad problems down the road. I recommend Backing up all you data and replacing the drive as soon as possible. The drive is failing. Hope this was helpful.
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I have dell inspiron 1525, with windows 7, and this message appear whenever trying to login to my pc.. "Windows failed to start, a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. File:...


The hard drive may had a BAD SECTOR ( corrupt section )
try to format with normal mode,NOT quick format.
try using LLFTOOL ( hard disk low level format ) http://hddguru.com
quite bit longer to fix the bad section,but works.

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The utility identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.<br /> <p><b>Use Disk Cleanup to:</b><br /> <p>&bull; Remove temporary Internet files.<br />&bull; Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).<br />&bull; Empty the Recycle Bin.<br />&bull; Remove Windows temporary files.<br />&bull; Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.<br />&bull; Remove installed programs that you no longer use.<br /> <p> <br /> <p> <br /> <p><b>Tip:</b> Typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of space because the browser caches each page you visit for faster access later.<br /> <p> <br /> <p><b>To use Disk Cleanup</b><br /> <p>1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. 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The response time can be significantly longer.<br /> <p>Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.<br /> <p><b>Run Disk Defragmenter</b><br /> <p>In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals, optimally monthly, certain events warrant running the utility outside of the monthly rule of thumb.<br /> <p>You should run Disk Defragmenter under the following circumstances:<br /> <p>&bull; You add a large number of files. <br />&bull; Your free disk space nears 15 percent. <br />&bull; You install new programs or a new version of Windows.<br /><br /> <p> <br /> <p><b>To use Disk Defragmenter:</b><br /> <p>1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Click Analyze to start the Disk Defragmenter.<br /> <p>2. In the Disk Defragmenter dialog box, click the drives that you want to defragment, and then click the Analyze button.<br /> <p>After the disk is analyzed, a dialog box appears, letting you know whether you should defragment the analyzed drives.<br /> <p><b>Tip:</b> You should analyze a volume before defragmenting it to get an estimate of how long the defragmentation process will take.<br /> <p>3. To defragment the selected drive or drives, click the Defragment button.<br /> <p>After the defragmentation is complete, Disk Defragmenter displays the results.<br /> <p>4. To display detailed information about the defragmented disk or partition, click View Report.<br /> <p>5. To close the View Report dialog box, click Close.<br /> <p>6. To close the Disk Defragmenter utility, click the Close button on the title bar of the window.<br /> <p><b>Detect and Repair Disk Errors</b><br /> <p>In addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.<br /> <p>As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.<br /> <p>If you use your computer daily, you should try to run this utility weekly to help prevent data loss.<br /> <p><b>To run the Error Checking utility:</b><br /> <p><b>Important:</b> Be sure to close all files before running the Error-Checking utility.<br /> <p>1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.<br />2. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.<br />3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.<br />4. Click the Check Now button.<br />5. In the Check Disk dialog box, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>In most circumstances, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.<br /> <p>6. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.<br /> <p><b>Tip:</b> Only select the Automatically fix file system errors check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Hope this will help...<br />

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During a hard disk test, it stopped and said to replace hard disk 1


Which tools are you using? Does it give any other information such as bad sector on hard disk? You can also check the log to see whether some details are there. If bad sector, you may need to replace the disk or fix the sector by flagging it. But it is safer to replace it because it might be the reader so it will keep breaking the surface of the hard disk.

Apr 23, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I have some bad sectors on the hard disk which is preventing me from loading windows OS.I presently have ubuntu OS on it but i need to change it to windows. How do i repair the bad sectors to be able to...


You will have to do a low level format for this.... Try searching for sfdisk on internet. I realize you may not have another computer. If you have friends with computer ask them they may be able to help you Download this free software.
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Many Bad Sectors fat32, trying recovery disk


Hi,

It sounds like your HDD is faulty, usually a hardrive can operate with bad sectors but still a risk.

My best advice would be to get a new HDD and recover back on to the new one, even if you did manage to recover onto your current one you may still have problems in the future.

I usually only allow a HDD to fail S.M.A.R.T tests 3 times over any given period and then I just replace them.

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Sep 05, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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Recovery options onboard hard drive


Your hard drive is bad. That is what the SMART test is telling you. Replace the hard drvie.
Mike

Jul 20, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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Boots halfway then it stops.


That is a sign of Hard Disk Failure or bad clusters due to inproper formating

Perform this tests to ascertain your Hard disk durability
1. Turn Off the computer
2. Restart it, Press F2 to go to the BIOS at the black screen when the PC comes up displaying the manufacturers name:
3. Goto the Advanced Menu or the Menu Option that displays your Drives.
4. On the drive that has the problem, select the option that performs a hard disk test.

This would take sometime and at the end, the result of the test would tell if your Hard disk is bad.

A second option is to use a reliable hard disk partition software like partition magic to reformat and repair bad clusters and damaged sectors in your harddisk

Click here to download it and use it if the first option fails:
http://www.soft32.com/Download/free-trial/Partition_Magic/4-151-1.html

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How del bad sectors in hard disk


Detecting and repairing disk errors You can use the Error-checking tool to check for file system errors and bad sectors on your hard disk. Open My Computer, and then select the local disk you want to check. On the File menu,Right click>> click Properties. On the Tools tab, under Error-checking, click Check Now. Under Check disk options, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box. Notes To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer. All files must be closed for this process to run. If the volume is currently in use, a message box will appear prompting you to indicate whether or not you want to reschedule the disk checking for the next time you restart your system. Then, the next time you restart your system, disk checking will run. Your volume will not be available to perform other tasks while this process is running. If your volume is formatted as NTFS, Windows automatically logs all file transactions, replaces bad clusters, and stores copies of key information for all files on the NTFS volume.


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TOSHIBA A135-S2386- I HAVE AN ERROR WHEN TURNING ON MY LAPTOP


your hd has bad sectors you need to repair it.
the clicking sounds is hd try to pass bad sectors like a scratched cd jumping.
send ur email and I'll send you software to repair disk.(hd disk)

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Bad sectors in Hard Drive


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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