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Any way to repair bad blocks on HDD?


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06-Apr-2010, 02:15 AM #1
Any way to repair bad blocks on HDD?
hey guys, i just did a scan using HD Tune and it came up with one 'damaged block'. is there any way to repair it or is this a hard drive fault?

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06-Apr-2010, 06:13 AM #2
Time to get data transferred to a healthy disk.

Bad blocks cannot be repaired. They are hardware corruptions, possibly caused by a dust particle trapped in the read/write head. As time goes by the bad blocks will spread until one of the system file goes south then the system will come to a halt.

Most hard disk controllers have the ability to avoid using the bad blocks but can't stop its spreading.

It would be a good idea to get a second opinion on the bad blocks because not every software is trust worthy.
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06-Apr-2010, 07:01 AM #3
alright, thanks man.

what software would you recommend?
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06-Apr-2010, 07:44 AM #4
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06-Apr-2010, 10:05 AM #5
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