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Windows 7: Reallocated Sector Count

16 May 2014   #1
PauloAgojo277

Windows Ultimate 32-bit x86 Service-Pack-1
 
 
Reallocated Sector Count

I Have A Hitachi HDD 500 GB .. And When I Open CrystalDiskInfo It Says Caution.. Reallocated Sector Count ..
Here Are Some Screenshots, What Can I Do With This? CAN I FIX THIS?
Because In The Philippines, Hard Drives are So expensive so please help




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16 May 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This is a physical issue with the drive and there is fix other than replacing the drive.
But this is only a warning. A small number of reallocated sectors is not unusual and this isn't necessarily serious. Keep an eye on this to see if the numbers rise. Be sure you have a backup of all important data on the drive. Of course you should have this anyway. Very important.
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17 May 2014   #3
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

I'd go with LMiller7 suggestion, check if the number increases over this days or weeks, if it does, you can try HDD Regenerator to see if you can recover your bad sectors, now, take in mind that this will work if there is only some magnetic issues with the headers (interrupted operations that "cause bad sectors").

If that doesn't work, and bad sectors increase, then seems that the HDD came bad from factory and it probably has a surface defect that generates bad sectors, let's hope you can solve the issue with HDD regenerator, if not, check if you are under warranty and ask for a spare HDD.
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17 May 2014   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Paulo,
I think your HDD is probably on the way out. As suggested you should keep an eye on reallocated sector count over time. Make sure vital data is backed up in some other way. Important documents, photos etc at least drop them onto a DVD. I accept that HDDs are expensive in some situations but I think you need another.
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