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Windows 7: Bad Sectors on HD

01 Jul 2012   #11
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

FFS! - Seatools now requires .NET 4!
<grrr> - why do they have to complicate it? - it's not that complex a program, surely?


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01 Jul 2012   #12
Golden
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I'm not sure that cloning (imaging) a disk will copy bad sectors. Isn't it just raw data that is copied?
Thats my understanding - only the data is written to the image?
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01 Jul 2012   #13
TVeblen

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In Acronis True Image there is an option to do a "sector by sector" image backup, but you have to choose it.
I have never understood why that would be helpful or necessary.
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01 Jul 2012   #14
NoelDP

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Well -that was a bust!
Seatools crashes on opening - even after installing and updating dotnet4 - with an accessviolationexception error

What a POS!
Luckily I have an old verssion somewhere.... and that one require .NET2 !! Jeez
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01 Jul 2012   #15
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't keep trying to fix the drive. I have recently lost a drive to bad sectors (luckily it was on an old laptop that I don't use that much), so IMO, keep the owner's data backed up and wait for the drive to fail. It may go for another year or 2 or it may go for another day. I have an old Dell desktop with a hard drive with bad sectors and the drive works perfectly fine. Eventually (probably soon) the drive is gonna fail. I still keep using that drive, lol. You have tried repeatedly to repair the sectors which is what I did with that old laptop and the drive started locking up. I knew ythen that I needed to replace the drive.
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01 Jul 2012   #16
NoelDP

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Yeah - that's pretty much what I'd decided to do anyhow.
It's a clean install, so there's nothing to back up yet.
I'll just advise her to keep daily backups of whatever she does, and pray
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01 Jul 2012   #17
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Yeah - that's pretty much what I'd decided to do anyhow.
It's a clean install, so there's nothing to back up yet.
I'll just advise her to keep daily backups of whatever she does, and pray
Good idea
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