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Remove Bad Sectors

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#1 yethPC


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Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:40 AM

Hi there,

I have been looking around for best software/utility that can completely remove hard drive bad sectors.Maybe one could share his success on this.Thank you in advance.

EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

Edited by garmanma, 04 November 2009 - 11:28 AM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 04 November 2009 - 09:51 AM

Hard drive sectors cannot be removed...what occurs is that the system treats them as if they potholes and works around them.

Bad Sectors On Hard Drives - http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?art...1583&page=3

If data files happen to be written to sectors which become bad, running the chkdsk /r command will result in an effort to move files from such...to good sectors on the partition/disk.


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