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Windows 7: how to format hard drive with bad sectors

25 Sep 2015   #11
FatPeopleUnited

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit, windows 10 home x32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply, I'm not at my house all weekend so I will try it on Sunday when I'm home ansbget back to you then saying if it worked or not


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25 Sep 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep it probably will work it's just a matter of how long
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30 Sep 2015   #13
FatPeopleUnited

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit, windows 10 home x32 bit
 
 

i couldnt create a partition on diskpart
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01 Oct 2015   #14
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This would most probably be because of the bad sectors. They damage the drive, make it unusable and the system doesn't allow any more action with it as it detects its severe damage.

I would advise replacing the drive.

Good luck!

CK_WD
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01 Oct 2015   #15
FatPeopleUnited

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit, windows 10 home x32 bit
 
 

Ye I know, I didn't think I'd be able to use it but I just wanted to be sure and get someone else thoughts on it, thanks for the replies though
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02 Oct 2015   #16
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You're welcome!

Bad sectors are a very difficult situation. Once they occur they continue to develop, no matter how you try and “fix” them. If you encounter this again, make sure you start making regular back ups, as the storage device could fail in a couple of years, but it could also fail in only a week.

Good luck!

CK_WD
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02 Oct 2015   #17
FatPeopleUnited

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit, windows 10 home x32 bit
 
 

Ye I know, they are a pain, I've had a few hard drives before that have had them but I was too young to actually know anything about it, now in my px I have a few hard drives so I could back them up now
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02 Oct 2015   #18
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Good! ^^
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02 Oct 2015   #19
FatPeopleUnited

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit, windows 10 home x32 bit
 
 

Yepp!
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