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Another option is try and find out who made the hard disk and get the diagnostic utility from that company. The hard disk vendors utility is probably the best resource for both finding disk errors and fixing them. I have used one that found a bad sector, told you what file the sector was in and offered to take the sector out of circulation (so to speak). You lost a single file rather than an entire disk.
i have a bad sector in my hard disk
my hard disk capacity 40 gb but my computer show 8gb. I did de scan disk and this found 1.965 cluster bad now haw can the rapair it thnaks alot
Scandisk should fix it.
I have tried to run chkdsk /r several times on my computer and it will get to about 78% complete and then bounces back to only 50% complete. After it goes back to 50% it SLOWLY moves up a percent or 2 over many hours but never completes. Any suggestions or reasons why this is happening? From everything I have read it sounds like I am just s.o.l. and need a new hard drive. If this is the case, any suggestions on how I can salvage any of my data?
I'd recommend rebooting in safe mode and running checkdsk again ... sounds like other programs might be interfering.
I used a software named PartitionMagic SE 6.0
(obtained from my motherboard cd).
It took about 3hrs to format my 40GB samsung hdd
but the results are good .There are no bad sectors now on my hdd.
(i.e. 0 out of 41 bad sectors)
Pls tell me there is any specail software
available in net for SEAGATE harddisk..to detect
bad sectors.. If it soo pls send me the link..
The tools mentioned in the article should work well. You can also check the support section on Seagate's website: http://www.seagate.com
i am having 40GB HDD. it's detecting a harddisk bad sector of 32KB in my primary drive C:
eventhough i format the harddisk its going upto 99% formating after that it just remains at 99% for about 10 minutes and then it shows the format completion. but when i scan the drive using detect and fix harddisk errors form the tools property of the drive, it shows after scanning that 32kb is in bad sector.
i want to know how to remove these bad sectors form the drive and make it usable for me to install windows in that drive.
another problem is that whenever i save some data in that drive, if the data happens to get in the bad sector area then it is detecting that data is not found.
if i happen to remove the data that has logged in the bad sector then even after deleting the data the memory remains occupied, and it is not showing the same space in the free space of the disk.
please kindly help me out of this problem.
hi, last night my HDD crashed. computer wouldn't start with "Data read error has occured"
i booted up in windows xp setup and formatted the disk, half way through the format it gave an error and aborted. i tried a couple more times to format it again with no luck.
i've re-installed windows on another smaller HDD and windows doesn't pick up the half-formatted disk so i can't CHKDSK it as its not mapped to any drive letter.
any help would be appreciated.
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