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Windows 7: Hard Drives Reallocated Sectors Count Caution


06 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Hard Drives Reallocated Sectors Count Caution

Hi, I installed a program called CrystalDiskInfo and the program states there is a caution under reallocated sectors count.

I attached a screen showing it.

Should I be worried about this? What should I do?

Thanks




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07 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

There is not much you could do, really.
Every drive has between 1 and 3 spare tracks which are used when one of the "regular clusters becomes corrupted/unusable. The pointer to said cluster gets redirected to a cluster in the spare tracks.
Just keep an eye on it and if the numbers keep going up, make sure you have a valid backup and be prepared to get a replacement drive.
If the drive is out of warranty you could try to re-partition and re-format the drive. But that will only sometimes cure the situation if it's been caused by weak magnetizing. If you had a head crash etc. those clusters are gone for good.

-DG
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