Thread: Backup Failure
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21 Apr 2011  
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

It depends on what that bad block contains, and where it is located.

If you format ( Full format, not quick), the drive, then any bad blocks should be marked and ignored. You should then be able to restore an image to the drive.

If software encounters a bad block when copying larger files or restoring images etc, it often can not continue.

It is tempting to assume a linear relationship of the blocks shown in that diagram/display, to the position of blocks on the drive, but that is not really how it is. A bad block showing somewhere in a display like that merely shows the bad block in relation to how the drive is being read. The bad block could be anywhere on the drive.

Regards....Mike Connor
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