My seagate 80 gb hard was corrupted and windows not working.I deleted all teh particions and after new particions,windows was not being installed.Soem sectors in the start are bad.How can i remove tehse bad sectors and can install the window? Saqib
Re: 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.
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you could run the check disk utility click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive or go to control panel administrive tools computer management you can right click on the drive select properties tools check now?tick in both boxes to scan for and attempt to repair/recover any bad sectors and automaticall fix any corrupt files in xp
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press delete to enter setup Press and hold delete during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart then once you have your computer running try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive hope this helps
have you tried click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will automatically fix any corrupt files and scan for bad sectors and recover on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive hope this helps
do a low level format with a software from hddgurudot com its free software. run it and choose this drive for low level format.it runs through windows it will make a new list of bad sectors and add it to the p list of the hard drive company settings
Quick format removes files from the partition, but does not
scan the disk for bad sectors, while a normal format does that. That's why the formatting takes so much longer. You should definitely check your drive for bad sectors by issuing "chkdsk /r" in the command line, which scans for and attempts the recovery of bad sectors.
If there is a bad sector somewhere, your system might crash at any time and it might be at a very inconvenient moment. If you find bad sectors, you should consider replacing the drive
i also encountered that problem about using seagate. first make sure that theres no loose connection between the MotherB and HardDisk. Or maybe it has a virus or a bad sector.,Try this, if you have another hard disk, try to make the 80gb a slave drive. then format it using windows base process (Right click the drive then FORMAT). or try DEFRAGMENTATION and scandisk for that drive.