Recently (last month) I bought a 120GB Maxtor (Model: 6L120P0) Hard disk drive and and now, I can not even format or re-partition it and I understood that there are some bad sectors on the disk. So I tried to fix the problem and I tested below methods but no result:
- HDD Regenerator to cover bad sectors;
- EaseUS Partition Master to format and it was successful but I couldn't use HDD again;
- Parted Magic bootable disk to format drive;
- Windows built-in utilities like CHKDSK (and it says that there is no problem).
I tried to get "Power-On hours" of SMART and in vary programs (HDD Tune, GsmartControl, CrystalDisk Info (with a ? symbol at the end of attribute) and etc).
What should I do? How can I reformat this new (or maybe old) HDD?
note that I'm using this drive under Windows 7 32bit pro.