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Windows 7: Bad sector

04 Nov 2010   #1
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 
Bad sector

I checked for my external HD for bad sectors by HD tune PRO it displayed 47 bad sectors..I was shocked to see this and to verify I checked the disk using default windows tool.I chose scan and attempt recovery of bad sectors and the report showed no problems..Does it really have bad sectors?




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04 Nov 2010   #2
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I dont know how it this problem arose
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04 Nov 2010   #3
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

No problem..But during high usage it gives slight sound.
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04 Nov 2010   #4
wish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try manufacture's Hardrive Diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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04 Nov 2010   #5
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

It passed all tests but was unable to start SMART test as it displayed test is unavailable
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04 Nov 2010   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
It passed all tests but was unable to start SMART test as it displayed test is unavailable
Are these the SeaTools tests. Even the long test?
Partition Wizard also has a partition surface test.
If it passes all these I'd be wondering about HD Tune Pro.
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04 Nov 2010   #7
wish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
It passed all tests but was unable to start SMART test as it displayed test is unavailable
You could compare with other software that use SMART parameter:
- Hard Disk Sentinel downloads
- Speccy - System Information - Free Download
- SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
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04 Nov 2010   #8
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
It passed all tests but was unable to start SMART test as it displayed test is unavailable
Are these the SeaTools tests. Even the long test?
Partition Wizard also has a partition surface test.
If it passes all these I'd be wondering about HD Tune Pro.
YES in seatools It passed the long test.
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04 Nov 2010   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Due to manufacturing limitations, all mechanical hard drives will have some defective sectors. In normal everyday use, these are unnoticeable because the drive firmware automatically swaps these sectors out and replaces them with a good spare (also known as mapping). However, some disk maintenance/analyser programs work at a deeper level than programs used on a day-to-day basis, and these can sometimes pick these sectors out.

As regards SMART, not all drives support this feature. Most do, but there are still some that don't. It also needs to be enabled in the BIOS.
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04 Nov 2010   #10
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

My drive supports SMART but I dont know why test is unavailable.
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