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Bad sectors in external HDD

I've had this external HDD for around 3 years give or take 6 months. For the last month or so, it was pretty slow but it worked. A few files couldn't be copied onto my system but files could be ...
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Write errors on USB pendrives will get reported?

In case there is a write error when writing to a USB pendrive (for example due to a bad sector), should the operating system give me a notice, an error message? And if there is no such error message, ...
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External HDD has corrupted NTFS, can't be mounted on windows. How can I fix it on linux? [duplicate]

I'm testing my friends external HDD, which can't be accessed on Windows 7 - it installs as USB device, but does not mount. On linux, SMART readings show, that the disk has too many bad sectors, but I ...
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Lowlevel format of SD card [duplicate]

My SD card is defect. I can see that some pictures are not correctly saved (can't be opened) and I can't take new pictures. If I want to format it in Windows (chosing fast or really) it cancels the ...
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Partition around bad drive sectors? [duplicate]

I've seen a lot of hard drives with only a few bad (unrecoverable) sectors (as indicated by SMART). Of course the proper thing to do with a bad drive is replace it, as there's a good chance of the ...
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HD Tune last block not scanned

Why is it only on some HDDs and some Removable Devices do I have the last block in the Error Scan unchecked? Thanks
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is it safe to copy data from hard disk having bad sector

My one of the HDDs got lot of bad sectors. Thus it was responding very slow. I used HDDRegenerator and fixed/marked them. Now I am able to use data properly. Sometimes I feel that files take long ...
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What does a file system scan really do?

How do file system scans (like CHKDSK or fsck) really work? I know there are full applications with lots of options, but how do they scan for "bad" sectors? What are they doing when scanning? How do ...
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One Bad Sector on new HD

I've bought a new drive (Samsung 840 Pro SSD), and upon connecting it disk-utility is showing it as having one bad sector. Is that reasonable for a new disk, or should I return it? Thanks!
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I/O errors on pendrive - what may cause them? (maybe a bad sector)

When I use a pendrive with Ubuntu, it sometimes disconnects. I looked in syslog and I found I/O error, dev sdb, sector 31159048, so I suppose it's a bad sector. How can I fix it? Here's a full log of ...
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Fix “bad” NTFS Partition

I have two hard drives. The goal is to move the data from drive B to drive A so I can re-purpose drive B. TL;DR section at bottom. Read all of it for the details. Drive A contains Windows 7. Windows ...
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Find files affected by bad blocks with md-raid5 and LVM

I've been doing a lot of research on this topic over the last few weeks - and I think I'm close to completing my recovery, as much as is possible at least. To make a long story short, I'll just ...
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Check bad sector location

Doing a checkdisk on one of my partition in Windows XP, it reports that there is 4KB in bad sectors. How can I know if this bad sector belongs to a file/folder or not, and if yes which file/folder it ...
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Recover strategy single bad sector in moricon

This week, my harddisk made me an early christmas present in the form of a single defect sector. To make up for the puny size of the present, it chose a sector inside moricons.dll for that. This ...
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HDD bad sectors with OS [closed]

I wonder is that possible for OS to make bad sectors on Hard Drive? Preface: I have bought new HDD on 1Tb WB Caviar Black. I have installed new OS on ext4 partition Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. After few ...
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Format drive in Windows, using drive in Mac (Marking bad sectors)

I have a new 3 TB hard drive that I would like to peform a full format on in Windows. Its my understanding that a full format will mark any bad sectors on the drive and will not use those sectors to ...
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Could SATA communication issues cause the hard drive to reallocate sectors (thus causing system hangs or crashes)?

My laptop seems to have a bizarre problem with the hard drive. The system operates without problems for several months, then the hard drive begins to cause problems, with sector reallocations causing ...
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How to mark bad-sectors on SSD drive?

My SSD drive has started to have some bad sectors. My plan is to to copy it to another drive using dd, but it seems like a few bad sectors are making this impossible. How do I mark bad sectors on ...
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Will blocks diagnosed as bad by Linux badblocks command be marked as “bad” in Windows?

I have used badblocks to check for bad blocks, then formatted the disk using the badblocks output through mkdosfs I just want to ask does this make these sectors bad and does Windows 7 just not use ...
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How to block or remove bad sectors in my HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bad Sectors Relocation on Windows XP I know that bada sectors are like virus and they spread and make my HDD die. But I want to know if there any way of blocking or ...
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What is wrong with my HDD?

The first value marked in yellow is seen in the picture and the other is: Current pending Sector Count Current:100 Worst:100 Threshold:0 Raw Values:000000000003 Whatever this problem is, is making ...
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Reallocated sectors- will they transfer to a new drive via Clonezilla?

I am going to replace a hard drive that has 204 reallocated sectors, but if I use Clonezilla to duplicate my files, settings, and programs to the new hard drive, will these sectors affect my new drive ...
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CHKDSK freezes at stage 2 for 3 days now

Last week on my laptop fair few files got corrupt. I cannot rename them, copy them or delete them. Files belong to visual studio so I cannot compile some of my projects, which I need to finish by ...
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How can I resize an NTFS partition when there are bad sectors?

I want to extend a partition, but in between the partition and the un-allocated space, there is a large NTFS partition in which Windows is installed. When I use GParted to try and move the NTFS ...
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Linux - Repairing bad blocks on a RAID1 array with GPT

The tl;dr: how would I go about fixing a bad block on 1 disk in a RAID1 array? But please read this whole thing for what I've tried already and possible errors in my methods. I've tried to be as ...
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taking Image of HDD with reallocated bad sectors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool to copy files of HDD with bad sectors My main hard disk has some bad sectors that have been reallocated. I haven't lost any files (from what I have seen) but it has ...
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Hard drive shuts down after accessing a particular sector

My Windows has been freezing and bluescreening after startup recently. After trying to copy out the data I determined the problem -- the hard drive seems to shut down after accessing a particular ...
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Recover affected text files from damaged hard disk (bad sectors)

One of my coworkers dropped a laptop about 5 feet onto a hard surface. Miraculously, nothing appears to be damaged except the hard disk, and even that isn't a total loss. It is still recognized by ...
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WD Disk. Boot disk for patching bad sectors?

Is there an ideal boot disk that can be used to patch bad sectors on a drive from a live USB stick? Have feeling this drive is messing up and want to patch it before things get worse on them.
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Run CHKDSK on Disk other than disk 0?

I have three disks on my system, and one is a laptop disk that may be bad in a SATA enclosure hooked by USB 2. It is disk 1 in Windows (of disk 0, disk 1, and disk 2). I would love to run CHKDSK on ...
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Restorer2000 Pro: Hard drive disappears from Windows 7 when writing hard drive image

I am using Restorer2000 Pro to create an bit-by-bit image of an old hard drive so I can do all kinds of data recovery on the image rather than the drive itself. Every time it gets to a certain spot ...
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Are all bad blocks the same on a HDD?

I don't know much about the physics behind bad blocks on a HDD, but I've often seen that a "bad" block turns to good when you overwrite it with something (anything, zeroes will do). I've even written ...
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How do I determine what file occupies a given sector in Mac OS X?

There are similar questions for Windows and Linux, but I need this on OS X. The filesystem is HFS+, journaled. I have a sector LBA, I could find where a partition starts with gpt (though it refuses to ...
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Should the Current Pending Sector value change during a format with bad block checking on?

I have a drive that has had a few file corruptions. It seems to be due to getting very hot at some point in the past, the max reported temperature is 99C ! I've recovered as much data from it as I can ...
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mdadm raid5 read error not correctable

I have a software raid5 setup existing of 4 disks. sda, sdb, sdc, sdd Since everything was up and running I wanted to test the array. To do this I pulled the plug on one of the disks (sdd). Everything ...
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Dig a couple of files from the restore partition

I got a couple of system libraries corrupted because of bad sectors on my Windows 7 Packard Bell laptop. The libraries are present, but exactly 4Kb in each is garbage now. They belong to certain apps ...
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How to force a remap of sectors reported in S.M.A.R.T C5 (Current Pending Sector Count)?

The S.M.A.R.T C5 value of my Samsung HM640JJ Hard Drive (in an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop) is "yellow status = caution" C5 was 10 yesterday, and it's 21 today. C4 (Reallocation Event Count) = 0 and 05 (...
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Finding the file that is on a bad block on a HFS+ volume (debugfs for HFS+)

I have a drive in our iMac that has bad blocks, as booting from an Ubuntu 11.10 live CD and using ddrescue -f /dev/sda /dev/null finds them. I'd like to get the drive to remap them by writing to the ...
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Troubleshooting a failing Hitachi hard drive

Recently, a friend's XP computer started to refuse booting, both in regular and Safe Boot modes: the windows logo appears, then the progress bar hangs, a BSOD is shown for a few milliseconds, ...
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New hard disk making noise

I bought a 250GB SATA Seagate hard disk 15 days ago for 70 $ . After formatting for 2 times [I had to for faulty installation] the disk read/write speed have dropped significantly. It's also making ...
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Installed Ubuntu 11.10, getting hard disk health warnings

I'm getting hard disk health problem warnings... When I click the "examine" button the disk utility pops up. None of my drives are reporting any major issues, and the very first drive doesn't even ...
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Copying data from a Mac Bootcamp partition with bad sectors

I have a Mac running OS X 10.5 that has a Windows XP boot camp partition that will no longer boots and is throwing me input/output errors when I attempt to view the Bootcamp partition in Terminal. My ...
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Bad sdcard report 32DB but has only 2GB wired in, how to detect valid area

I bought a while ago a sdcard that is supposedly 32GB, but after using it for some time, I found that it only has 2GB wired in. If I write past the 2GB limit, the files I read are composed of zero ...
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How can I generate a list of files from a list of sectors?

I've had a hard disk failure and managed to rescue some data from the disk (1TB) with GNU's ddrescue. The last 800GB of the disk were perfect, no single error, but in the first 200GB there were almost ...
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Continuous scanning of hard disk for bad sectors

I have a WD hard disk (1 TB additional drive to my PC). For the last 10 days, surprisingly its accessing speed plunged. I thought something wrong with my PC first. Later on, I realized that I may be ...
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Equivalent of badblocks on Windows or DOS

Is there a utility in DOS or Windows that is as thorough as badblocks on Linux?
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Fixing bad sectors

My SATA HDD (Hitachi DeskStar 7K160) seems to have 1 bad sector. Is it possible to try to fix it? I checked Hitachi's drive tools and all of them are diagnostic tools, so I don't know how much help ...
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Interpreting Hard Drive status from S.M.A.R.T. results

I had Windows running CHKDSK on a drive at boot recently, I had to cancel every time because it took more than a day once and I didn't have that much time. I immediately backed up the data and ...
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Disk Corruption = Failing Drive/Bad sectors?

I recently replaced my HD with a SATA SSD since my previous one failed. My new SSD is a week old and Windows 7 is already reporting file corruption. The file system structure on the disk is ...
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Check Bad Sectors on hard disk in windows 7

Is there a true and reliable application that can detect if my harddisk health is good or not? I installed fresh windows 7 today and it seems that the computer is not respoding sometimes or kinda ...