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How to remove Bad Sector

Discussion in 'Hardware Q&A' started by cyberplanet, Feb 15, 2006.

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  1. cyberplanet

    cyberplanet New Member

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    Hi

    I have seagate 80 GB HDD.It is just 7 month old but have developed 16k Bad Sector in c: partition.

    Is there any way we can remove bad sector.

    waiting for your reply
     
  2. ashu888ashu888

    ashu888ashu888 Core i7 (nehalem) Owner

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    debiprasad_sahoo Web Junky 2.0

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    Have U checked by Diskchecking.
    Select the option "Remove Bad Sectors".
    Try It. It may be work.
     
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    bad sectors can't be removed dear but yes you may block any data going into them, so that the virtually remain unsed. there are many such softwares available..
     
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    which software r there to remove bad sector in harddisk,can u share it
     
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    casanova The Frozen Nova

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    Seagate hard disks usually have extra sectors, incase any bad sectors develop, these sectors are used to replace those bad sectors.
    You can use the softwares available from seagate website (www.seagate.com) to fix them up.

    You can download SeaTools desktop from
    http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/

    Search the site for additional info.

    Mine HDD also developed a few bad sectors, i downloaded the s/w, but haven't used it yet.

    If u use reply me
     
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    q3_abhi New Member

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    Bad Sectors cannot be recovered but they can be skipped to prevent from being accessed.

    I think using a Seagate utiltiy will be gud for ur hard disk. Try it out.
     
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    Bad sectory can not b removed....

    7 months old HDD.....


    BAD sectors......



    Come on man WAKE UP......u have the HDD in warranty period stop looking for solutions and get a replacement....

    no other way to remove harddisk's BAD BLOCKS....... than getting replacement...


    Had got very bad experiance with Segate HDDs......


    any way take ur time as segate gives 3-5 years warranty.....

    bye
     
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    Please read the warranty card carefully whenever you buy a piece of hardware. We usually skip reading.

    FYKI a harddisk with the problem of only bad sectors can not be replaced, you have to damage ur hdd first, either remove all the bad sectors for its use which is of course not easy or create one more bad sector in MBR area so that u can not get booted and then go for replacement.

    BTW, my suggestion is very simple, if u have a seagate please use the utilities provided by seagate only, otherwise u know.........!!! what is Warranty Void..!!!
     
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    u'll definitely lose all data if you do this. download the seatools prog. as suggested and perform a zero-fill process. it'll take abt 5hrs but after that ur hdd's BRAND NEW. that 16k of bad sectors will disappear(i mean blocked). now install ur OS. ur comp will simply zip through. it worked for me. cheers
     
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    Thanks for information............!!!

    I carefully read the whole support pages of Seagate but not yet found where they mentioned that they will replace hard disk even with a single bad sector.

    As u said you are working since 1995 when maximum was 540GB, please think again, as I am working in IT industry since 1990, and hv worked on 80MB hard disks (size: 8" diameter). And used XT machines too.:rolleyes:

    Anyways if u hv special links with hdd manufacturers plz let me.
     
  13. bikram_singhy

    bikram_singhy New Member

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    Whole world works on comps but I said I worked in Service Sector providing Services to Home users and Corporates...

    Dealing with Distributers, Resellers, Retailers........

    ts not about special links.... Call Segate service center or Samsung Service cente in ur local area and tell then u have badblocks in ur HDD and what to do ....

    They will call u in their center and check ur HDD and tell what can b done....

    there r some Servce provider who take ur HDD and then tell u that the HDD is corrupt/Bad sectors and can not b replaced....

    but inturn they get the replacement and sell it as secondhand HDD...

    I also have worked on XT and that too without HDD... just loading dos prom FDD drives and then swaping floppies... to work

    My Idea was to inform u that I am not telliing stories..... I myself have given the replacements to my clients...... YES FOR 1 BAD BLOCK ALSO.PERIOD

    I dont want to enter into DOG FIGHT.... So stop making fun in POSTS here....

    and YES I WILL GET REPLACEMENT FOR

    "cyberplanet"


    Hey "cyberplanet" mail me on my ID at yahoo and i will send u the couriering address for hdd and will try to get a replacement for u??? make sure it is not physically damaged.....
     
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    Go With Seagate Disk Manager--------> Zero Fill-----------> Enjoy
     
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    nishant_nms New Member

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    no need to worry get a replacement. There is no way to get it repaired.
     
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