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Bad Sectors

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shizuku, Nov 15, 2018.

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  1. shizuku

    shizuku Thread Starter

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    My computers disk has physical bad sectors. Is it possible to make my computer to not read or use that sectors? Maybe delete them? Until i buy a new one?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Yes. In fact that is done by the drive's controller. Nothing for you to do.
    No, you cannot delete bad sectors.
    Yes, you need a new hard drive AND if there is anything important on your current drive, make a backup now.
     
  3. shizuku

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    I know i can't delete them, and yes i'll buy a new disk i'm asking just for now. But, i think my files are writening in bad sector eras in my disk because sometimes they are getting damaged.
     
  4. plodr

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    Replace the hard drive now.
    It will just continue to get worse. If you keep using the bad hard drive, you might not be able to recover anything.
     
  5. shizuku

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    okay...
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Your post does not make sense. You say you know you cannot delete bad sectors however in your first post;
    It appears to me you are asking IF you can delete bad sectors.
     
  7. shizuku

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    Sorry i asked this type of questions in so many forums so i don't know what i am saying. I know i can't delete them and idk why did i write this lol. Anyways i'll buy a new one soon and i backed up my files. Thank you.
     
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