bad sectors

Forum discussion tagged with bad sectors.
  1. ronax-pro

    Question 500 Bad sectors found in laptop HDD ?

    I bought my laptop in 2018 and today in 2022 my application start crashing due to missing files so I scanned for bad sectors and found around 300 bad sectors in 1 TB HDD. Is my drive gonna fail or can I use it? Spec- Asus R542UQ 1TB HDD/240GB SSD Work I do in system is accounts, 3D CAD, & app...
  2. A

    Question smart bad error reallocated sectors

    so 2 days ago i was converting some vidoe files to other formats to save space and after a bit i started getting smart bad error. every time i try to start the computer and every hour or so during the time i use the pc, so i did some testing with hd tune software and it appears i have 138...
  3. Mr.Anonymous

    Question New HDD shows a lot of bad sector but read test using hd Sentinel show no problem at all

    I just bought a new 1tb WD Blue hdd for my laptop and it works fine for a day, but suddenly on the next day the health indicator on hd sentinel drop from 100% to 9%, and it shows a lot of bad sector. But i try to run read test on HD Sentinel and it shows no problem at all, i also run disk...
  4. Y

    [SOLVED] Is my HDD in need of replacement?

    Hi, I've had a couple of problems with my internal hard drive, and I would appreciate a knowledgeable opinion on my drive's health. I have a ~200MB internal HDD with my windows installation and my programs (drive letter is C), and another internal HDD that's 2TB, and it has all of my work on it...
  5. GoldenPhoenix2006

    [SOLVED] Reallocated sectors increasing very slowly ?

    i have a 1TB 7200 rpm WD hdd.(762 gb of drive is free) power on hours=10564 I ran CrystalDiskInfo around 7 months ago Reallocated sectors count was 481. I kinda panicked but didnt gave much attention. Checked today and found it rose to 483. In 6-7 months it rose by 2 So my ques: is storing data...
  6. T

    Question How to fix SSD not being shown in diskpart ?

    I am trying to get my SSD formatted and having windows installed on it but i can't see it in diskpart or any windows tool I tried. It started with me trying to format my SSD, but that hangs forever, i tried quick and not, formatting and the result was the same. I think my SSD has some bad...
  7. mahmoudtech

    [SOLVED] got 191 bad sectors on hdd /want to get the data from it and copying speed is too low

    i got 191 bad sectors on 500 gb hdd and i want to get the data from it but copying speed is too too low it maybe take a week to copy 100 gb from it maybe a month i tried to use todo backup to clone one partition of 100 gb and it takes about 30 m or more to move 1...
  8. A

    [SOLVED] HDD failing after hard shutdown

    I had a windows update stuck on 0% for hours so decided to just hard shutdown my pc. After booting up again, windows ran a scan and repair on my second drive (not my windows drive). The repair was progressing extremely slow and the ETA was over a month so I rebooted and skipped scanning. Boot...
  9. D

    Question Bad sector help

    I did chkdsk f: /r and i found 412 kb bad sectors Any suggestions how can i fix it ?
  10. Bros1083

    [SOLVED] Uncorrectable sectors can't create an image/clone or manually transport data

    I've tried Chkdsk /r and /b and after using EaseUS there are 3 bad sectors and I can access like 99% of the data like pictures and videos fine but if I try to transfer it out using an image or cloning it to another HDD/SSD it keeps crashing and saying the device is disconnecting (it's an...
  11. J

    [SOLVED] WD Harddrive spiking to 100% and bad sectors.

    Hi there! Yesterday one of my Western Digital internal harddrives ran into trouble. Therefore I reach out to you, the many wise members of this forum, for some help. SEQUENCE OF EVENTS It all started with the computer lagging, and filetransfers going really slow. I then noticed that the...
  12. B

    [SOLVED] Windows not detecting HDD bad sectors, but CrystalDiskInfo gives warning

    Hi, I live in an area with really unstable power so we have frequent cuts. Unfortunately, this led to my PS4 shutting down incorrectly a few times, and after a while it started to get slower and slower until it eventually stopped starting up due to corruption. I tried to format the hard drive...
  13. sachet61

    [SOLVED] Is my HDD failing?

    These days the number of bad sectors found after running CHKDSK is increasing. So, I ran SMART results and found the result containing reallocation sector count as 200 and current pending errors count as 194. Link for my SMART result of HDD
  14. wasted1803

    [SOLVED] Will pending/bad sectors turn my BitLocker encrypted HDD into a brick?

    Hey guys. I have recently got me a brandnew Seagate Exos 10TB Enterprise HDD and I have used over 80% of its free space. The Harddrive is 100% healthy right now. I'm taking this HDD to my office and I have to encrypt the whole disk to protect my sensitive data. When harddrives get older...
  15. T

    [SOLVED] I have bad sectors on my HDD can i use it as an external storage device ?

    I am currently using a Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB internal hard disk drive. In Crystal Disk Info it shows health status as caution and a yellow mark on Reallocated sectors count. Upon researching on internet i figured out that my HDD has some bad sectors and soon it will die. So now i have...
  16. M

    [SOLVED] bad sector!

    how bad is this and can be fixed?
  17. M

    Question Old, faulty HDD taking forever to format

    Hi, I have an old data drive that's recently developed a slew of apparently bad sectors. I started a full format (in the most BFU way, by right-clicking it in "Computer" and selecting "Format"), but the progress bar's not moved from zero for about an hour now. Should I continue my efforts to...
  18. D

    [SOLVED] Clone HDD or Replace HDD, what do I need to or know, if I do one or the other?

    Hi so as you can see in the title, I'm considering on either cloning my old HDD or replacing it with a new one, the reason for this is because it is now showing "reallocated sectors", from what I've read "reallocated sectors" are bad but it is OK as long as it doesn't increase, well in my case...
  19. teqq

    [SOLVED] very slow READ speeds

    Toshiba DT010ACA100 there's was like 7 reallocated sectors in hd tune and some other sector related errors i don't remember.. now.. what's causing the read speeds to become as slow as 10mb/s compared to 190mb/s writes? the drive has been formatted and the read speed went up to 60 but is...
  20. amir.bisk

    [SOLVED] Reallocated Sectors Count on HDD

    Hi, I have a HDD from Seagate (ST1000DM003) I've had this hdd for 6 years ; it's power on time is 6730 hours. I was using HDD Sentinel for monitoring this HDD like always but suddenly every thing on windows freezed and the HDD Sentinel showed 12% health with 8 Reallocated Sectors Count and 240...
  21. oswary

    [SOLVED] Is it a bad sectors behaviour?

    Hello. Currently I use a SSD for the operational system and a game or two, and a HDD for any storage needs, including other games. In the last week or so, I've been noticing a constant high disk usage regarding the HDD, even when I'm not accessing anything in it at all. Not only that, but the...
  22. Question What is up with my hard drive ?

    Earlier this year, I upgraded my old intel system to Ryzen. My old system had just 500GB of Internal storage. That Western Digital HDD is really old. Having 2x1TB of external storage, I didn't really need internal storage much except for OS. So anyway, it was working just fine on my old system...
  23. P

    Question Unable to clone HDD to SSD. Please Help

    I bought a Samsung 860 Evo SSD yesterday. Ever since I plugged it in, I've been struggling to migrate my data from my HDD. So after watching a few tutorials, I downloaded EaseUS todo and started cloning my C: drive. At first, I was returned with an error that said : Failed to read sector...
  24. C

    Is there a way i can get my computer to run better?

    Recently my computer has been dropping a lot of frames. It has something to do with my cpu. I also mixed 2 4gb ram sticks with 2 1gb stick to get 10gb of RAM (I've done that about a year ago). If you guys need more info let me know. Thanks.
  25. F

    Laptop wont boot after ram upgrade

    Hello, I decided to buy new memory for my Acer Aspire V7 582pg, in addition to integrated 4GB. Now my system wouldn't even get into the bios, everything looks working (fans etc), display starts blinking. It works normal without additional memory (only with integrated ram) and with the old one...
  26. Ivan Pavlovic

    Will bottleneck happen?

    Will fx 8300 bottleneck gtx 1050 ti?
  27. J

    Rewiring phone jack

    Thanks for this forum. I have router connected to phone jack via basic telephone line cord. This phone jack works well. However, when I go to different room with phone jack that has identical appearance, I do not get signal. I think I must rewire this phone jack. Am I right? And is this a...
  28. D

    will the gtx 690 work on my b85m d2v motheboard? and should i buy it?

    i found a great deal for the gtx 690 and i wonder if it will work with my motherboard
  29. M

    how to build cheap pc and leave 24/7

    Hey guys im ordering parts for my original pc which cost 1500 so im uncomfortable leave the gaming one 24/7 hower im starting community where i need to run team speak dedicated game server for cheap as possbile i already have a old laptop if i can make use of that
  30. M

    Which Motherboard should I get?

    So a couple weeks ago my friend spilled coffee in the top vents of my computer. I sent it off for a diagnosis, and it turns out the motherboard is shot. I have no idea where to start with replacing it. My motherboard is a AMD 760G Chipset if that helps, thanks in advance!
  31. A

    Motherboard or PSU problem, not sure which or what to do

    Hello all, I recently rebuilt a large amount of my system (everything but RAM/PSU/HDD/peripherals) and it's been working fine for about a month. All of a sudden, however, when launching current gen games (Dragon Age Inquisition, Diablo 3, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes) the computer will...
  32. S

    Downloaded a keylogger need help!

    So long story short: I downloaded a keylogger because im that stupid and they got acces to my steam account in which they stole all my but whatever they inserted in my computer denied me of accessing the website, i can't access it in anyway( browser, steam client ) I believe i have...
  33. B

    From gtx 660 to gtx 970...Different connectors?

    I see the gtx 970 has more connectors then the gtx 660. But is that optional or will it be powered by desame connector as the gtx 660? If i need to use both i guess i have to get a different PSU lol.
  34. M

    Pc for gaming streaming and editing.

    I need a pc that can play games and record it. Stream, and edit videos and photoshop. Also one that can support 3 screens. (not run battlefield on all 3 but you get the idea) Please give me valid ideas. Price between 3 to 5k. The things i really need are intel and windows 7. also include fans...
  35. N

    how we can show our hard drive partition in window 7 setup

    My system show hard drive partition before instaling windows when windows setup goes to chose the partition to install windows at that point my system don't show partition please give me some solution to solve this problem thanks.
  36. M

    Your thoughts on my system.

    Guys this is my final build on a budget and I just want to ask some couple of questions. Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P AMD FX-6300 3.5GHZ R9-270X 2GB GDDR5 256BIT GSKILL RIPJAWS 2x4GB - 8GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Liteon DVDRW IHAS-124 24x Sata Corsair VS550 Power Supply Cooler Master K350...
  37. Iceycold

    New to Windows 8.1

    Hello, just got finished upgrading from 7 to 8.1. I have a question, when I opened Chrome to install Skype, it said I already had it installed and it took me to the Start menu. From now and on, Skype won't show as a window like in windows 7? It'll always be in the start menu? How can I get an...