Bad sectors on HDD


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    Bad sectors on HDD


    Hello all,

    I have been reading posts here ever since I got my Windows 7. Today, I have had to sign up because I have a problem with my OS/HDD.

    Some days back, I got a "Windows detected a hard disk problem". So I scheduled a check disk. It moved some files, and my is back to normal (not slow anymore).

    But the thing is, I still get the same dialog at least 4 times a day. Is that something to worry about ?

    Should I change HDD or just reformat this one ?

    Thanks for your help.
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  2. Posts : 7,730
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
       #2

    Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

    My course of action would be to back up anything important right away, and then invest in a new hard drive.

    You're lucky you've had a warning - very often you don't get one before a hard drive fails.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    seavixen32 said:
    Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

    My course of action would be to back up anything important right away, and then invest in a new hard drive.

    You're lucky you've had a warning - very often you don't get one before a hard drive fails.
    Thanks. I will do that.

    So you think that a hard drive with some bad sectors won't run for long ?
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  4. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
       #4

    You could Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
    Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
    HD Diagnostic
    But soulds like HD drive needs replacing.
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  5. Posts : 177
    Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
       #5

    You might also want to consider running a manufacturer specific diagnostic scan:

    Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools

    Edit: looks like theog beat me to it, hadn't refreshed the page.
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