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I have some Bad Sectors in my Hard Drive

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  1. zeeeshan

    zeeeshan Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone,
    I have a 500GB Hard Drive and Few Partitions of it.
    There are few KBs of Bad Sectors in 2 Partitions.
    I read that there's no solution of bad sectors so what i do now ?
    My Hard Drive isn't under warranty so i cant replace it.
    So is there any good idea you can give ?
    Please help :confused:
     
  2. osarius

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    If the sectors are marked as bad, the operating system will ignore them and subtract the space from the available space.

    Bad sectors could be caused either by the manufacturing process or by faulty hardware. If the latter is true, your hard drive may fail sooner than it might otherwise would, and there might be more risk of data being lost. There is no way of finding out how the bad sectors were created, but if more bad sectors are found on later scans, there's a high possibility of hardware failure.

    Keep your files backed up.
     
  3. prunejuice

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    Make sure you have a drive image/data backup first. That's most important.
     
  4. zeeeshan

    zeeeshan Thread Starter

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    ok i will make my data backup but where i keep it ? ... in another hard drive or in the another partition of this hard drive which contain bad sectors ?
     
  5. prunejuice

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    It wouldn't make sense to keep the backup on the same drive. You need another hard drive that can contain the size of your current drive at least.
     
  6. zeeeshan

    zeeeshan Thread Starter

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    ok i will do it... thx but i will keep checking my hard drive bad sectors day by day and if they doesn't increase then what does it means ?
     
  7. prunejuice

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    Bad sectors could remain contained for weeks/months/years...or they could explode into massive drive failure overnight.
    Your call.
     
  8. zeeeshan

    zeeeshan Thread Starter

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    btw how to check a full view of bad sectors in hard drive ?
    I mean i used this method before
    cmd>chkdsk/r etc... is there any method where i can see all bad sectors at once ?
     
  9. Stoner

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    HDTune can give you a graphical representation of sectors.
    It can also read the SMART data to check if there are other issues with the drive.
    Speedfan will also read SMART data.
    I use both.

    Good luck....
     
  10. DoubleHelix

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    Hard drives are so cheap, there's no point in risking losing data to continue to use a failing drive.
     
  11. zeeeshan

    zeeeshan Thread Starter

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    Thanks dude i have install HDTune in my PC and here is its report

    [​IMG]

    Have a look and tell me if my Hard Drive is in Dangrous :confused:
     
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