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found bad sector on a drive(ONE BAD SECTOR


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#1 starcraftmaster

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 04:00 AM

hey every one.
Scan disk found a bad sector.
Just the one , so am guessing its just one of those things that just happen.

so how can i make it so nothing writes to that sector or make a spare one(if any) go there and fix it ?

I tried Seatools for Windows(its a Seagate drive).
Short drive self test it failed.
Long drive self test it failed , but short generic test passed and long generic test passed.

Seatools say nothing about spare sectors.


So what do i do guys ?

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 04:08 AM

How can i make it so nothing writes to that sector

I believe that's done automatically

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_sector
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 06:51 AM

Yer but things like games trying to install will say some thing.

Any way i fixed it.
Turns out i just needed Seatools for DOS.




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