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Windows 7: HELP, bad sectors found

22 Aug 2011   #1
Zyrandiel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
HELP, bad sectors found

My laptop have this program called RECOVERY SOLUTION, I always make backups of my entire system drive using this program. Just this morning when I started making a new Backup, it said BAD SECTORS FOUND IN YOUR HARD DRIVE. is suggests for me to replace my current HARD DRIVE. how can I fix bad sectors? what are the causes for this bad sectors to appear? Please help out...


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22 Aug 2011   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

What Causes Bad Sectors on a Hard Drive? | eHow.com

You can try to fix hard drive errors by running Check Disk.

Disk Check

You can also check the health of a hard drive by running SeaTools.

| Seagate

If too many sectors are bad your hard drive may need to be replaced because data could become corrupted.
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22 Aug 2011   #3
Zyrandiel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks... I will try it.
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23 Aug 2011   #4
Zyrandiel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I tried Disk Check twice but still the recovery program detected bad sectors on my drive. also, I used the Seagate Seatools program. I attached the Seatools result in a txt file. with this post. There was no LONG DRIVE SELF TEST option available.


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File Type: txt Seatools Log file.txt (1.0 KB, 46 views)
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23 Aug 2011   #5
Zyrandiel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Please help out... Is there any other way to solve this?
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23 Aug 2011   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

What sort of chkdsk did you try?

If you haven't already, try the following chkdsk /r

This will take some time - do not interrput the chkdsk process, let it finish.

Regards,
Golden
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23 Aug 2011   #7
Zyrandiel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

the check disk from windows. which have options for fixing system errors and scan and recovery of bad sectors. from the tools of windows.
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23 Aug 2011   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I had a look at your Seatools log. The drive has failed the Short DST and the Long Generic, both of which can be caused by bad sectors. When Short DST fails, Seagate advises running the long test from Seatools for DOS bootable CD. It should be available for download from the seagate website. If that too fails then you need to start thinking about warranties.

As a precaution, please backup all important data right now.
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23 Aug 2011   #9
Zyrandiel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

okay. just need to get blank cd's then. can I have a link for that bootable cd long drive self test download? Would really appreciate it.
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23 Aug 2011   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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