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Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by lunarlander, Feb 18, 2019.

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  1. lunarlander

    lunarlander Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know how I can Slow Format a drive and make Win 10 install use them ? There are bad sectors on the drive. The boot/system partition seems to be around 600MB. Please correct me if I'm wrong. And I'll need around 400GB for the OS and programs. The drive is a 1TB drive.

    The Win 10 Setup only does a Quick Format, which can mask the problem for a little while. But soon the bad sectors will affect the operation of Windows. I believe a Slow Format will mark the bad sectors, and if Win 10 Setup can be made to use the Slow Formatted partitions, then all should be good,
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    There is no chance
    Once there are bad sectors, even when those sectors are marked bad by chkdsk /r
    and therefore data is not written to them, the bad sectors can only increase, whether it is immediately or in the future
    It is a lost cause and attempting to install Windows 10 on it or any other OS is a pointless exercise, whether it be by slow format or any other suggested solution.
    The only chance would be to
    create a hidden partition that contains the bad sectors
    However the golden rule is operating system shouldn't be installed to a hard drive that contains bad sectors.

    and that is so even if you can isolate them.
     
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