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Is it common for a new HDD to have bad sectors? [duplicate]

I just bought a new HDD and found through windows event viewer that it has at least 1 bad sector. I'm still not pretty sure about how many does it have, because there are around five or six messages ...
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Clonezilla-ing fails on a bad(?) disk

I'm trying to do a physical to virtual conversion on an old laptop, by imaging the hd, and then copying it to a virtual machine. The laptop normally boots and runs fine, however Clonezilla fails with ...
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Bad boot loader sector

As an operation system developer I had to learn about hard drives, and I understand that there are bad sectors which become inaccessible or unwriteable sectors which are either temporary or permanent. ...
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What causes this HDD sector damage pattern?

Out of curiosity, I ran GNU ddrescue on a Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB hard drive with known bad sectors, and then I visualized the ddrescue mapfile with ddrescueview. When I zoomed in, this ...
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Can data patterns on HDD cause corruption?

I am really baffled that one of my movie files doesn't seem to like Samsung HDDs and I was wondering if certain data patterns can cause or at least favor data corruption over time. It first started ...
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Installed vmware workstation. Now my files on host computer cannot be read

Here is what happened in order. -I installed vmware workstation 10 on my win7 computer. -I managed to install a new win7 in my virtual machine and run it. -I shutdown win7 wm to change some ...
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The meaning of Reallocated Sectors Count = 0, Reallocated Event Count = 1, Current Pending Sector Count = 0 on SMART

My Windows OS hung then I forced the machine to shutdown by pressing power button. Later I run chkdsk and found out there were bad sectors on the hard drive. The Current Pending Sector Count was 24 ...
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What are the bad sectors? [closed]

I want to ask about this : bad sectors ,what are the sectors, when they become bad, and what are the problems caused by having them and what to do when having bad sectors. Regards !
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Lots of bad sectors on a new SSD drive

I have a two week old laptop with a 128GB SSD. After a week during (presumably) the first fsck job run on the machine, I got a load of short read errors. After allowing fsck to fix the errors, I ...
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diskpart failed to clear disk attributes readonly error

I have western digital Hard disk drive of 500gb. It is crashed that is it is getting detected in bios but not it my computer. I can see it in disk management as unallocated hdd. I am trying to remove ...
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Dropped external HDD [duplicate]

I dropped my external HDD (WD My book 2TB, non-portable) from 1m (3ft) height on the hard floor. Now there seems to be no problem, but is there any way that I can check if it is okay? In the old ...
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Remove bad sectors on a hard disk in Windows 10

My old laptop has become utterly slow and unresponsive to the extent that after loading it takes a good 30-40 mins before I can even use it. It's mostly in an unresponsive state and doesn't change ...
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Does it worth to reinstall Windows 7 in the same partition after bad sectors found by CHKDSK in it?

I've executed CHKDSK with both "Automatically fix filesystem errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery bad sectors" options selected on a system partition of a clean Windows 7 installation. Wininit ...
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How to understand this two results?

I scan my C Drive using chkdsk, it came like this: chkdsk scan completes in 1 minute. It shows 12 Kb bad sectors. I scan my C Drive using MiniTool Partition Wizard.It came like this: It shows 9 ...
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Weird Pending sectors

I have a WD Elements 1TB external HDD that has been getting some pending sectors in the last few months but in a seemingly weird fashion. I have looked on other threads but so far haven't seen ...
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1 TB HGST Portable HDD - Prompted to reformat

I was viewing files from my portable HDD, but then it hanged. Aftewards, there was a "clicking" sound coming from my hard disk. Then a pop-up window came up and I was prompted to reformat the disk. A ...
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Reallocate bad sector [Linux]

I try to reallocate a bad sector. After reading this Question my understanding is, that the hard-drive tries to reallocate automatically. To trigger the process I tried to write to the sector with dd ...
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Why does my Windows 7 cannot fix hard drive and normally boot as usual?

In recovery mode it shows: cannot run autochk cause of last installled software. When i choose normal booting it just freeze after scanning hard drive and trying do fix it. In linux i disk manager ...
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If I copied some files from a hard disk with bad sectors without errors, are those files unaffected?

Or do I have to find a backup? It had thousands of reallocated sectors. I ran badblocks on one partition but not others. Does that change the result? I'm using Ubuntu. Some partitions are ntfs and ...
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Why do damaged hard drives freeze the entire system?

Why does a hard drive which is known to have bad blocks (verified in HDTune and HDDScan), freezes down my entire system? It is not the OS drive; it is attached to another SATA port, and I'm trying to ...
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HDD isn't re-allocating sectors

When a drive has bad sectors, I usually partition around it leaving 50~100 MB on either side of the bad area. I rarely go through SMART data. But this time when I was going through it I noticed ...
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Bad Sectored HDD - Need(ed) ideas

So, I'm running CHKDSK on my single-partitioned 450-ishGB HDD using Shift+F10 with Win7 repair disk. I got about 2300 bad sectors, some affecting Windows/system32 directory. It's been running about ...
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Recover bad sectors tool unable to run

I've been handed over a computer to repair. It errors on startup with "Error 1962: No operating system found. Boot sequence will automatically repeat." It doesn't show anything before this, not even ...
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Does having some Bad Sectors indicate that the drive will crash soon?

I have a Hitachi HTS723232L9SA62 320Gb 7200RPM HDD. I checked the SMART status and there are 3 bad sectors, totaling 1.5MB. This means that approximately 0.00046875% of my hard drive has gone bad. Is ...
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Cloning HDD sector-by-sector (dd/ddrescue), how to skip bad blocks in the middle?

I've got a HDD with unrecoverable bad blocks. HDD is part of Raid-0 array. If I access bad blocks by any means HDD hangs. Let's assume the HDD full capacity is 500,000,000,000 bytes, bad blocks are in ...
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HD Tune questions/suggestions - Sectors counts and such

I'm new here and this is my first question. As the title says, I have some questions about HD Tune's infos. (Or programs like this.) I'll post two screenshots: System HD: This HD is 'very' old, ...
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How to do a single pass with badblocks in destructive mode?

I am using badblocks to simultaneously (a) checking a disk for errors, and (b) do a destructive erase of any data on the disk; using the following command: badblocks -wsp 0 /dev/sdb1 I passed the ...
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Rufus says my USB drive has bad blocks, how do I fix it?

My USB drive have 256 bad blocks according to Rufus, and yes it does contain bad blocks since it always give corrupted error message when I try it to install Windows, but running chkdsk on this USB ...
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What types of errors will result from booting if system files have been lost to bad sectors? [closed]

What types of errors will result from booting if one or more system files have been lost to bad sectors?
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What happens to sectors marked as bad when HDD is repartitioned? [duplicate]

If I have an HDD with some bad sectors and I format the disk (from Windows) or re-partition the disk, will bad sectors still be marked as bad?
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When a sector of HDD is marked as bad, how to 'move' the data to a safest point? [duplicate]

I've used HDDScan and I found a LOT of bad sectors, but only on a specific portion of my disk. Probably the problem is isolated, I hope. I'd like to 'move' data from this sectors, because I know that ...
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Faster recovery from a disk with bad sectors

Recently I tried to dd from an unhealthy HDD to a file. I used dd if=/dev/sdb of=somefile bs=4096 conv=noerror,sync. My problem was that dd wasted a lot of time when it encountered a bad block. In my ...
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How possible a hard drive that used to have bad sectors now have none?

I have a 3TB hard drive for which I recently received a SMART alert saying there's about 16 bad sectors on it : C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0x10 C6 Uncorrectable Sector Count 0x10 I ran CHKDSK ...
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How to know if bad sectors are caused by physical or logical damage? [closed]

Is it possible to know whether bad sectors are caused by physical damage or logical damage on a hard drive?
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Bad sectors found, should I replace my drive?

My main hard drive (Windows) shows some bad sectors, the number of sectors hasn't changed since I discovered them 2 months ago. However there's no clue how long they have been there. I have another ...
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Is there a way to figure out the exact sector numbers of clusters “chkdsk” reports as bad?

Recently I run chkdsk after it finished it showed 4 clusters in size 4kb are bad, is there any way to know the sector numbers of them?
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Can BSOD cause bad sectors on a hard drive?

What I mentioned as "bad sectors" here are quoted from following scan/test: result from CHKDSK, referred as "Bad Sectors" on the report screen. result from HD Tune - Error Scan, referred ...
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Smart disk error?

I performed disk tests with DLGDIAG and HDAT2 and none found bad sectors, but there is a !Smart error flag in HDAT2, What does this mean? Here's a screenshot.
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Best copy process with pending sectors?

I'm a bit confused due to this thread: Any way to recover a file with bad blocks (CRC error in Windows)? I recently decided on a Synology DS1815+ with four WD4000FYYZ HDDs (SHR2, which is Synology’s ...
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How do I avoid using bad sectors on the hard drive?

I know I have a hardware problem and it will get worse - and a replacement drive is arriving in 2-3 days. However, I desperately need to use my computer again for tonight. Most things seem to work ...
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Bad sectors in the same place?

My disk work perfectly but every time I found lot of bad sectors between the range 4000 Mb to 6000 Mb and remap them with tools Victoria or Hdd-Regenrator then CHKDSK /f /r. Can I make that range ...
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Can I repair HDD with completed_read_failure reported?

I have a broken HDD here. There were some problems reading from it so I ran on it smartctl -t short smartctl -a The result is: SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1 Num Test_Description ...
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Thousands of bad clusters discovered by chkdsk on external HDD

2 days ago, during download, uTorrent started to throw CRC error (write), i resumed failing download multiple times with no luck(same error appeared again and again just in few seconds/minutes), then ...
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How can I partition out damaged sectors on a HDD? [duplicate]

So the idea I had is that I want to create a partition with only or at least all the damaged sectors on a HDD (if only damaged sectors are not possible, then a few normal ones are ok as well) and the ...
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Determine which files are stored in bad sectors

I ran CHKDSK last night (log below) and noticed that apparently I have 4 KB of data stored in bad sectors. Is there a way to find out which files are stored in (or at least are partially stored) in ...
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Extremely large amount of reallocated sectors

Before anyone starts giving me links I have read many threads about harddrives and bad sectors. I was just curious about anyway to prolong a read-only drive from death. For months now one of my ...
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Can it be that two S.M.A.R.T. hard drives die at the same time?

I have a PC with 2 S.M.A.R.T. drives, of different makes and age. Both started complaining about bad sectors this week and finally failed. The PC didn't fall or something. Can it be that it's a ...
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Can the $BadClus file hold recoverable data?

I have an external hard drive that a family member dropped but however still functions perfectly other than the drive is not partitioned; the drive doesn't even click in the way a normal damaged hard ...
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CHKDSK doesn't complete, can't clear dirty bit

At some unknown point, the dirty bit on my C: was set (verified with fsutil), and now chkdsk runs on every boot. However, it always aborts at ~51%, preventing the dirty bit from being turned off. I ...
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Does my hard drive has a bad sector?

I ran Windows drive error check and got this message: Windows replaced bad clusters in file ###### Does this mean that my hard drive now has a bad sector and it needs to be replaced? Or is this ...