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Isolate bad hard drive sectors?

Asked by XOIIO (18242points) August 28th, 2011

Alright, so I have a 500gb new SATA drive, that we can’t return, with windows 7 installed on it. There are 2 reoccurring bad sectors on the disk. I can do a hard drive test and repair them, but a day or two later the OS crashes and they are back. How can I isolate them so that the OS doesn’t freeze up and crash again? I want to save this hard drive.

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Run scandisk from the tools tab in the gui. ensure you check the box for recovering data from bad sectors.

At a command line you can set this to run on the C: drive at boot up via the “CHKDSK” command. Use the /F /R switchs to fix and repair.

fluther2012's avatar

You can use <A href=“”>PBD(Partition Bad Disk) to locate, isolate bad sectors and fix the bad sector problem.</A> link

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