1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Any way to repair bad blocks on HDD?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bonecrusher123, Apr 6, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Bonecrusher123

    Bonecrusher123 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    949
    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?

    thanks
     
  2. saikee

    saikee

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,768
    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.
     
  3. Bonecrusher123

    Bonecrusher123 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    949
    alright, thanks man.

    what software would you recommend?
     
  4. Pookie

    Pookie

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Messages:
    198
    spinwrite
     
  5. Triple6

    Triple6 Rob Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    45,577
    You already have an other thread going for this. Please do not post duplicates.
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/915055