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Cannot make MHDD bootable from pendrive using windows 7

I downloaded an MHDD iso file and tried to make my USB bootable of the same using power ISO.But the mission failed.Why its not able to make the pen drive bootable?
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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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How do I determine what file occupies a given sector?

I have a hard drive with 3 bad sectors. I know the sector numbers and the computer can still boot into Windows. I want to run sector repair from an HDD diagnostics tool from the manufacturer, but ...
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What is the fastest way to mark bad sectors *without data recovery*?

I have an out of warranty laptop that has an hdd with bad sectors. I say that because chkdsk /r got stuck for over 24 hours at certain %. I also left GRC's SpinRite running for 4 days. It is my ...
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External Hard Disk is not accessible. “The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable”

I have a 1 TB AgentGoFlex seagate External HDD. Lately is was causing some issues like few folders which had data were not showing any file in it. Few folders were not opening, etc. So I tried ...
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Hard Drive Bad Sector marking utility [closed]

I already have Windows XP, During installing Ubuntu(dual boot) the disk drive just stuck up at one place and doesn't seem to move ahead.. Is there a disk bad sector mark utility that just marks these ...
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Sudden hard drive failures

In the past month I experienced three hard drives suddenly failing for seemingly no reason: A 500GB SATA Samsung hard drive in an RF511 notebook (6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI ...
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How bad are bad sectors?

How bad are bad sectors on a hard drive really? If a tool (e.g. disk utility from ubuntu/gnome) reports bad sectors on a disk, what is the expected time to death? (assuming the bad sector did not ...
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Transfer disk contents *without* cloning tools

Is it possible to "clone" a disk which contains programs by performing a copy of all the disk contents (preserving file attributes) from source to destination disk, and unplugging the source disk and ...
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Drive still usable if Seatools reports errors?

I have a Seagate 3TB Expansion Desktop drive that was part of a Linux RAID 6 array that failed. I eventually did a zero fill both through Seagate DiscWizard and via Linux dd, neither reported errors. ...
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At what point are hard drive bad sectors actually bad?

I'm kind of freaking out here, so I'm sorry if this question may be panicked. So, today, when I started my system up, I took a look at one of the drives in my Raid 0 setup. It showed 7 bad sectors. ...
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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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Bad performance on Windows 7 with Bad sectors

Since a month ago everything was right with my laptop. And then Windows started crashing. Now my windows is stuttering every 5 seconds and fails to perform smoothly any operation. There were no bad ...
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Laptop shuts after 5/10 seconds (sometimes) <del>(May be due to bad sectors in HDD)</del>

I've Sony VAIO laptop (model VPCEA23EL). Mostly I use it for internet usage and as an entertainment system, sometime for minor programming (No DB or No VM are installed). I do keep it on for 24 X 7 ...
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Hiren's Boot CD - HDD Diagnostics - EDIT S.M.A.R.T. info

I have a Seagate hard drive and scanned it using Hiren Boot CD with HDD Revitalizer. HDD Revitalizer scanned and repaired bad blocks. It only found 2 bad sectors. After that I ran a low level ...
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ddrescue - what are bad sectors look like in the final?

I've read tons of docs on ddrescue, but still can't get sure on such a thung: how the bad sectors look in the output image file(or disk) at the end of the ddrescue's work? Manual says it skips bad ...
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How to *quickly* get a list of files that have bad sectors/blocks/clusters/whatever?

My wife's Windows 7 (64-bit) box has suddenly developed a SMART "disk is bad" status. I'm attempting to copy everything off (no admonishments about lacking a backup regimen, please, I know already ...
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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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Mark bad blocks as unusable on NTFS using linux

one of my laptops are using windows and after a certain impact it doesn't boots up anymore, I figured the disk might've been damaged. So I've launced live Kali linux and scanned it with badblocks ...
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Fixing SSD hard disk drive bad sectors or recovering data from SSD HDD bad sectors [closed]

I'm not trying not to repeat any questions already listed but might be a good exception, if it is. Rundown: Laptop with 2.5" 256GB SSD HDD Encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption Laptop and HDD ...
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Share external drive under knoppix

I have this weird situation where I need to recover a broken HDD. The physical drive is split into 2 logical partitions and for some reason they broke up really bad. Here is a schema: ...
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Is it possible to extract/backup the so called G-List (a list with bad sectors)?

If I run a full disk format in Windows, it will often find and mark bad sectors in the SystemArea, in a list called the G-List (source). If I re-format the drive, this list will get deleted. Is there ...
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Are Soft Bad Sectors recorded in a drive's S.M.A.R.T. data?

Yesterday I was faced with a soft bad sector when I decided to run chkdsk.exe in Windows all by myself. I have suspicions that it was caused by a recent Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver update. I ...
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can't run chkdsk, autochk.exe corrupted

Vista64 - at least 3 files are bad, disk may have bad sectors. One broken file is the one that runs CHKDSK at re-boot: AUTOCHK.EXE. I believe the disk has bad sectors - from err msgs. Now: how can I ...
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check if hdd has bad sectors ad force windows to ignore them

i have a 500gb hdd (SeaGate), and every now and then i get a bsod with error being ntfs.sys it happens daily, maybe even 3 times a day is there a way I can check if my hdd has: a. A bad sector/s ...
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Unable to Write Zeros to Bad Sectors/Hard Disk Not Counting Reallocated Sectors

I have a drive that is reporting that the current pending sectors is "45". I have used badblocks to identify the sectors and I have been trying to write zeros to them with dd. From what I understand, ...
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Really damaged HDD, is there a faster way to identify and mark bad blocks?

I have this 120GB HDD with ~2-3GB of contiguous bad sectors on it, no way to regenerate them, but other than that, still usable. I don't have splinters running inside, so it seem safe for now (or for ...
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Unable to access 15 GB partition?

I have 250 GB HDD. I have created 5 partitions of it. Unfortunately, I am unable to format, delete, access my 5th partition which is of 15 GB. It says that it is Unallocated. If it is unallocated then ...
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GParted reports bad blocks on a new drive?

I have a pretty old Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that had a failing drive (boots started failing, S.M.A.R.T. parameters showed reallocated sectors), so I used Clonezilla to copy the data to a new drive ...
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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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Portable hard drive broken media

My portable hard drive fall on the on floor hard yesterday and stopped working, the hard light is flashing blue but my PC can't see it, i tried it with many machines, but the same , it is not working, ...
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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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Computer crashes when reading single folder - HDD Pending Sector count is 2

I have a Windows 8 (not 8.1 yet - I've been away for three months) Pro x64 PC with a 120GB Samsung Evo SSD for Windows and the User folders mklink'ed onto my 1TB Samsung HD103SJ. Whenever I try to ...
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CHKDSK /R turns Perfect HDD Seagate 3TB to 0.7TB (marks the rest has bad)

Before I explain the problem, let me tell you what's not the problem. I don't have problems formatting or seeing the drive has 3TB, so please avoid this issue. So, now the problem. I had this drive ...
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Trying to remove/diagnose single Current_Pending_Sector in S.M.A.R.T. data

I'm in a process of doing a fresh Linux install and before I went to do that I thought that it is a good time to verify HDD health since I can safely overwrite any data on the HDD if needed. First ...
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How to determine which partition has badblocks?

I have the following device: Model Family: Western Digital Caviar Green (AF) Device Model: WDC WD15EARS-00MVWB0 Serial Number: WD-WCAZA3607921 LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 2b01eac3e Firmware ...
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how to check usb pendrive if it has bad sectors?

I once saw a case when file copied to pendrive had small patch of zeros where normal file had data. Is there a way to check whole disk for this kind of errors and if possible disable bad sectors ?
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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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Hard drive failing, trouble with MHDD [duplicate]

I'm dealing with failing WD 750 GB laptop hdd. Scan perfmormed with MHDD booted from flash disk indicated few (about 6) bad sectors. Data on the hdd is not important, however I would like to still ...
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S.M.A.R.T. error on the drive, how to deal with 80 bad sector? [duplicate]

My system reported a S.M.A.R.T. error on the drive few days ago, Warning: Immediately back-up your data and replace your. I backed up my data, and then tried to see what is the problem, using HDD ...
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So I found and marked some bad clusters—now what?

I don't know exactly why, but hard drive failure happens to me quite often. This time around, three out of my eight drives failed almost at the same time (two HDDs and one SSD). I still don't know ...
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How to quickly format a HDD with bad sectors (in linux)?

I have a SATA HDD, which has bad sectors. I do not need the data, and need to format the HDD to create a fresh device. I tried to repair the HDD problem with commands like fsck.ext4 -p /dev/sda1 ...
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Write-read test reports no error but there're still offline uncorrectable sectors — Is it normal?

I have a 2.5 inch hard drive that once worked in a pretty bad external enclosure. And after I put it back in my computer I saw 14 offline uncorrectable sectors and 12 pending sectors. I did a full ...
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How to isolate bad sectors on a hard disk in Windows 7? [duplicate]

If I know that a hard disk has bad sectors, how can I "mark" them so that Windows 7 doesn't write to them when I copy files and stuff?
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Remove Selected Range LBA

My HDD sounds like "click of death" on a specific range of LBA (which i check by tool). The HDD sounds very bad when accessing data on that range (imaging when you are using an application and ...
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Can prematurely powering down a computer cause bad sectors in a hard drive?

Q1: Can forcibly powering off a PC without using the built-in shutdown/reboot functions, cause a HDD to accumulate bad sectors? Whether it be the result of BSODs, lockups, crashes, etc. Q2: If so, ...
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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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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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Why Linux works but windows not?

I ran the command badblocks and it found 5 sector errors on my hard drive It is preventing my windows installation from completing. After loading all the files, it is showing a blue screen error. ...
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will reformatting my hard drive fix bad sectors on it?

will reformatting my hard drive fix bad sectors on it? assuming im not concerned with the data on it....