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Windows 7: software to fix bad sectors on harddrives

05 Feb 2016   #1
bluesfloyd

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software to fix bad sectors on harddrives

hi guys,
is there software that can repair bad sectors on harddrives, if so what do you guys recommend, i have a drive that i am not worried about, but would like to try and repair the drive if i can, plus i am learning,

thanks guys, bluesfloyd


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05 Feb 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello bluesfloyd,

If you like, you could use the Check Disk tool included in Windows 7 to repair bad sectors.
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05 Feb 2016   #3
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but no software will actually repair bad sectors. All your doing is marking them as bad so they don't get used. It's been my experience that that is only a temporary fix as more sectors will show up as bad the more you use the drive. IMHO, I wouldn't trust that drive from this point onward. I'm all for learning, just don't be shocked when your free space keeps shrinking and you still get errors latter on.
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05 Feb 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, that's correct.

Any software will only try to recover data from the bad sectors and mark the bad sector to no longer be used.

I agree. Once you start getting bad sectors, it's time to get a new hard drive to be safe.
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05 Feb 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You guys are correct, depending on how many bad sectors there are, it`s time to replace that drive asap.
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07 Feb 2016   #6
Tabeer

64 bit
 
 

That's right. Bad sectors are like dark holes, you just recover data from them but can't repair and I think It's also difficult to recover data from them
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