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Windows 7: Current pending sector count error

20 Aug 2014   #1
ninetailz

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Multiprocessor Service Pack 1
 
 
Current pending sector count error

Today i decided to look at S.M.A.R.T result and found this error called current pending sector count and its raw value is showing 8.

Here's a screenshot,


How can i fix this? or this hd is dead?

Crystaldiskinfo Results,


Thanks,
Ninetailz


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20 Aug 2014   #2
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello Ninetaliz

http://www.hdsentinel.com/smart/smartattr.php
Count of unstable sectors: Count of unstable sectors, these pending sectors may be remapped to the spare area.
Critical attribute

Give this free (for personal use) program a chance: HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool
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20 Aug 2014   #3
ninetailz

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Multiprocessor Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by georgeks View Post
Hello Ninetaliz

Can we believe S.M.A.R.T. ? - S.M.A.R.T. attribute list
Count of unstable sectors: Count of unstable sectors, these pending sectors may be remapped to the spare area.
Critical attribute

Give this free (for personal use) program a chance: HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool
what does that do? will it format my hdd?
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20 Aug 2014   #4
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, it will.

If you do not wish to perform a (Low Level) format, you may keep the current configuration until it fails
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20 Aug 2014   #5
ninetailz

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Multiprocessor Service Pack 1
 
 

hmm, i will give it a try, thanks :3
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26 Aug 2014   #6
ninetailz

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Multiprocessor Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by georgeks View Post
Yes, it will.

If you do not wish to perform a (Low Level) format, you may keep the current configuration until it fails
i am trying to use the tool but its saying unable to lock the drive
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26 Aug 2014   #7
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Oh HORROR

CrystalDisk shows you are trying to fix C:\.

Do you realize that after the tool has done its job you will have to reinstall Windows and ALL software that is present on C:\

The tool supports OS: MS Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2,
which means it runs under Windows and THAT is why you should not use it on C:\,
and you SHOULD be thankful that it found the drive locked.

I think you should be very careful in what you are attempting.

I fear you are likely to suffer extreme loss of data using high power tools you do not fully understand as you seek to fix a negligible smart data error which is rated no higher than CAUTION by CrystalDisk.

My advice - quit whilst you are ahead.
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26 Aug 2014   #8
ninetailz

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Multiprocessor Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Oh HORROR

CrystalDisk shows you are trying to fix C:\.

Do you realize that after the tool has done its job you will have to reinstall Windows and ALL software that is present on C:\

The tool supports OS: MS Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2,
which means it runs under Windows and THAT is why you should not use it on C:\,
and you SHOULD be thankful that it found the drive locked.

I think you should be very careful in what you are attempting.

I fear you are likely to suffer extreme loss of data using high power tools you do not fully understand as you seek to fix a negligible smart data error which is rated no higher than CAUTION by CrystalDisk.

My advice - quit whilst you are ahead.

I am aware of that, i backed up all of my data.
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