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#1 seminolemartin

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 03:59 PM

Anyone know of a good Free Hdd repair program?

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#2 Allan

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:03 PM

What is the exact problem you are having?

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:06 PM

I believe that it is bad sectors and windows 7 keeps telling me to back up data. I have no data on the hd i was going to use it for backup storage only. Seatools is also telling me that the drive is failing short and long tests.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:16 PM

You should replace the drive as soon as possible. If you want to attempt to repair use checkdisk (see below), but as I said, I'd replace it now:

To run checkdisk, right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type: chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 05:04 PM

I believe that it is bad sectors and windows 7 keeps telling me to back up data. I have no data on the hd i was going to use it for backup storage only. Seatools is also telling me that the drive is failing short and long tests.


I am just a bit curious why you think it can be repaired. It is junk. I wouldn't trust any data on that drive.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 02:31 PM

Seatools say that they can repair some of their HD and maxtors? Recently i have had a drive failing that seatools was able to repair. At first the drive failed the short and long test. After the repair it is now passing both long and short.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 03:17 PM

if you problem is physical bad sector then there is no software could fix it.
software only could make some bypass on hardrive cluster that have bad sector so it will not be reading when hardrive is in use.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 03:23 PM

Seatools say that they can repair some of their HD and maxtors? Recently i have had a drive failing that seatools was able to repair. At first the drive failed the short and long test. After the repair it is now passing both long and short.

It's your system, do as you wish. Personally, I'd replace the drive and move on.




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