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Thread: Anything to find out bad sector location?




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    well i have a 80 Gig HD and it has got bad sectors. it has 3 partitions and I want to know exactly which of them have got bad sectors so that may be i won't use that partition.
    so any software that could find the exact location of them?
    any info on how bad sectors creep onto a HD will be helpful too.
    thanx :cheers:
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    Sorry I can't help ya with finding where the bad sectors are but if you do a check disk with "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" checked off it should either fix it if it can or at least mark the sector as defective and therefore windows should not use it in the future. Just a suggestion to try out while you wait for someone more knowledgeable...now back to my beer.
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    Modern HDD's once they start to develop bad sectors they will usually keep getting more so if the drive is still within it's warranty period then RMA it and if not then it's time to save up for another. : peace2:

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    yeah seems its time to RMA it.
    but i still don't understand that what can make a HD get bad sectors.
    there must be something that i can avoid doing again.

    this thread should now be moved to HDD's. damn me i was thinking of some software to correct it.
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    physical damage - ie knocks and bumps can cause bad sectors, and as already pointed out, once you start getting them they often go downhill......:(

    as for which partition, if you scan disk on a partition by partition basis you'll find out which one - not that that will be much help.... some can be fixed others not....

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    i did contact Seagte technical support and they told me that it could be just soft bad clusters and not sectors and i should try Disk Wizard starter edition to format the drive.
    this will settle down all the so-called soft bad clusters!!! is there anything like soft bad clusters in this world or i have been taken for a ride?

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    A lot of the time it's mainly bad handling during the shipping stage where the damage is caused even though it doesn't show up straight away. Those tech support guys always pull that soft crap but it doesn't help when bad sectors are still destroyin' ya data.

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    yeah i thought the same thing too...soft bad clusters, BS
    it didn't help me anyways...they are still there waving at me :cry:
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    RMA it and don't take the BS from support as mostly they're ppl that have shown that they can pass a test or two but 99% of them have had no hands on experience at all. :smokin:

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    it is surely going for that RMA wiggo. thanx alot guys!
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