Checking A Hard Drive for Data Corruption

Bernd Strauss

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Hello,

I am using Windows 10 and would like to know whether the system automatically checks and marks bad sectors in the hard drive so that data may never be written in them. Or is it necessary to install a program with which to check the drive periodically?
 

Th3_Gremlin

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Depends on the hard drive; some have there own way of checking others (usually cheaper ones)dont. I'd recommend a separate application.

EDIT: if you do find that the hdd has a bad "sector" replace the drive as it will help you in the long run
 

Bernd Strauss

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Thank you. In case bad sectors are found, what their number should be for a free replacement of a hard drive before the expiration of the warranty?
 

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Possibably, it depends on the terms and conditions of their warranty. They might not accept it because it happened through general usage. But I'd call and ask for a replacement anyway.
 

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