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Z510 - HDD bad sectors

Q: Z510 - HDD bad sectors

Hi, I dont know if have opened a topic in right place or not, So please excuse me!
Its been a time (1Month) that the laptop didnt have the speed as before and just yesterday i started reciving errors from IRST saying that data at risk (windows reporting too), so i use Ashampoo HDD controll3 and found out i have 2829 faulty sectors!I tried the solutions on the web and checked all drives but non of the had any problems!
I was wondering if there is any thing i can do? Im afraid to loose all my projects

I have lenozo Z510-A (Bought 2y ago) & im living in IRAN so i cant call support and my usage of laptop was android studio 12h a day!

Thanks

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A: Z510 - HDD bad sectors

Hi TheAliAkhgar ,

Welcome to the Community Forums.

Such warning should not be ignored as I would suggest that you immediately backup all your file on a different storage and create your recovery media as soon as possible specially that this is your work pc.

For differential diagnostics you can run Lenovo Solution Center and similar diagnostics to check possible harddrive issue.

Update us as soon as convenient.

Regards

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Hey guys, I come to you for some support with an odd issue I am having.

Issue:

New hard drive showed 72 pending sectors, cleared upon low level format with no increase in reallocated sector count.

History:

I had an external goflex desk 2tb that died shortly after getting my 80mb fibre and doing some high speed downloading. The issues specifically were a very high temp recorded in smart with 2120 bad sectors that could not be reallocated.

This drive was replaced with an external 2tb backup plus that within hours of usage showed large amounts of raw read error rates and several pending sectors.

This drive was again replaced for the drive I have now.

I noticed in my torrent client that there had been a write error to the drive. I proceeded to do the usual tests and I found 16 pending sectors. This rapidly escalated to 72.

Suspicion:

High speed downloading is damaging my hard drives? I know that can't be right but I am at a loss. I download at approx 7mb/s and the drives have all been able to write at that speed.

I suspect that the original go flex drive simply burned out as it is known to be terrible at heat dissipation. I'm not sure what happened to the second drive but it was failing quickly.

As for this current drive, I have done a low level format and, oddly, all 72 pending sectors have been cleared yet the reallocated sector count did not increase at all. Am I correct to assume that this was in fact a false positive? I wonder if perhaps my torrent clie... Read more

A:Solved: Pending sectors fixed, reallocated sectors count still 0?

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Hi, my z510 have i5 4200 cpu, 500 gb hdd and 6 gb (4+2) ram. How much max ram upgrade on this version ? Can i be 8+8 = 16gb ?











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A:Z510 i5 6gb max ram upgrade

Hi okanyucel , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Based on the hardware manual for this model , (page 27)
Standard memory: DDR3-1600/1333MHz SODIMM 2 (max 16 GB) 
 
You can check it physically and match the same information on the ones currently installed on your pc (page 50).
 
Recommended FRU parts number : (item11 page 88)
11 RAM, DDR3L 1600 8GB, Samsung, M471B1G73BH0- YK0 8GB DDR3L 1600 11200504
11 RAM, DDR3L 1600 8GB, SK hynix, HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 8GB DDR3L 1600 11201301
11 RAM, DDR3L 1600 8GB, Sharetronic, SM322NW08IAF 8GB DDR3L 1600 11201514
11 RAM, DDR3L 1600 8GB, Micron, MT16KTF1G64HZ- 1G6E1 8GB DDR3L 1600 11201304
 
You can have 2pcs of 8GB RAM for dual channeling performance. 
 
Hope this answered your query. 
Update us. 
 
 
Regards
 

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Hilenovo has released a new model called z510..it comes with 4th gen i5 processor and 4 gb ram(has 1*4gb ram.) So I was wondering if its possible to upgrade the ram to 8 gb by adding another 4ggb ram to it ? Does it have an unused slot ?










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A:z510 ram upgrade to 8gb

Hi Eldiablo,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m glad to inform you that the RAM can be upgraded to 8GB and there is another slot in your Z510 to insert 4GB RAM.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar




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I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510. I got it around 3 years ago, and this year, I realized that it has been running quite slow, or slower than usual. Whenever I open a chrome tab, it would take around a minute to set it up and would lag a little when I open up multiple tabs.  This is the specs of my computer.http://tech.firstpost.com/product/laptops/ideapad-z510-59-387061-specification-348262.html So, I was wondering, if I were to add more ram to my computer, would it fix this problem? Would my computer speed up and will respond/act faster? I know that I have 4 GB DDR3 right now, 2 GB that is shared with the graphics card and my task manager says that I have only used 1 out of 4 slots. Does this mean that I have another 3 empty slots that can be filled with ram? Also, is there a maximum amount of ram my computer can handle? I have seen some people ask about it but have no idea about it. So, my real question, would it be possible to add 8 GB of ram? This means that I would have a total of 12 GB ram, and would most likely have 4GB, 4GB, 4GB of ram, 3 slots taken out of 4. If I have 4 slots. But if I have 2 slots, then could I add an 8GB ram, and would have 4GB and 8GB, still totaling up to 12GB?

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Hi fwachee,
 
Welcome to the COmmunity Forums.
 
Yes you can add 8GB ram to your current 4GB for a total of 12 GB.
 
As per specification from your hardware manual (page 27):
 DDR3-1600/1333MHz SODIMM 2 (max 16 GB)
 
Two slot are physically available if you would open it up for confirmation as shown below.
 

 
This would definitely improve speed and memory utilization of your machine specially with multiple browser and virtual machine apps.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards
 

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Hi,I want to replace my Lenovo Ideapad Z510 Model Number 20287 (I7, 8GB RAM, 1T Hybrid HD) HD with a new SSD drive.Can you please help me figure what type of SSD I should bought? importent things I shoul check to ensure it'll fit my Z510?  Thnks Sahar

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Hello. I have a question to the Z510.When I work on the computer and plug it to the electricity it shuts down. Not instantly. Just unexpectedly after minutes of working. I hear a "Puff" and it is off. May be the batteries defect? The "Puff" comes from the right corner where the display is. On the side of the DVD reader.When the computer ist off I can easily charge it. Hope you can help me. 

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Hello. I have a question to the Z510.When I work on the computer and plug it to the electricity it shuts down. Not instantly. Just unexpectedly after minutes of working. I hear a "Puff" and it is off. May be the batteries defect? The "Puff" comes from the right corner where the display is. On the side of the DVD reader.When the computer ist off I can easily charge it. Hope you can help me. 

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I have replaced my broken HDD with an SSD in Z510 and those has happend:- Interface SATA 3 has got burnt in my laptop. Don't change to SSD in your Z510.  

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I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510. I got it around 3 years ago, and this year, I realized that it has been running quite slow, or slower than usual. Whenever I open a chrome tab, it would take around a minute to set it up and would lag a little when I open up multiple tabs.  This is the specs of my computer.http://tech.firstpost.com/product/laptops/ideapad-z510-59-387061-specification-348262.html So, I was wondering, if I were to add more ram to my computer, would it fix this problem? Would my computer speed up and will respond/act faster? I know that I have 4 GB DDR3 right now, 2 GB that is shared with the graphics card and my task manager says that I have only used 1 out of 4 slots. Does this mean that I have another 3 empty slots that can be filled with ram? Also, is there a maximum amount of ram my computer can handle? I have seen some people ask about it but have no idea about it. So, my real question, would it be possible to add 8 GB of ram? This means that I would have a total of 12 GB ram, and would most likely have 4GB, 4GB, 4GB of ram, 3 slots taken out of 4. If I have 4 slots. But if I have 2 slots, then could I add an 8GB ram, and would have 4GB and 8GB, still totaling up to 12GB?

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Hello, I've just installed a SSD 120GB Plextor M5Pro drive on my Ideapad z510.Laptop is now fast as hell, but cooling fan works too loud now. It activates when CPU usage is about 5% and is much louder than before. When I switched back to 1TB SSHD it's quiet again. There's no fan-controlling option in BIOS and I wonder if theres an BIOS update or addiotional driver that allows adjusting fan speed. It's very annoying becouse laptop is twice louder than before.At 40% of CPU usage temperatures are like this:And the air is cold or barely warm.I request a BIOS or driver update if there's nothing like that now - for many customers that would like to use their SSDs along with z510 model it will be very helpful. Or any other solution that work.Please help. 

A:z510 fan loud with SSD

Is it possible that you just think it is louder because the SSD it selve doesn't make any noise so will probably notice the fan more than bevor. I upgraded my Z510 to an SSD too and doesn't hear any difference.

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 HI ALL. I have z510 i5, model name:20287 and nvidia gt 740m in it. I want to upgrade my gpu but i do not know if my gpu is soldered or detachable. If it is detachable what graphics can i use for my laptop? 

A:Z510 UPGRADE GPU?

You have a Nvidia N14P-GV2 graphics chip.https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd030324 Nvidia N14P-GV2 (GeForce 740M) switchable discrete graphics with 2GB of dedicated video memory (128Mx16 DDR3 1GHz x 8 pcs)Any upgrade, if possible, would be to the GeForce 750M equal. Nvidia N14P-GT (GeForce 750M) switchable discrete graphics with 2GB of dedicated video memory (128Mx16 DDR3 1GHz x 8 pcs)Nvidia N14P-GT (GeForce 750M) switchable discrete graphics with 4GB of dedicated video memory (256Mx16 DDR3 1GHz x 8 pcs   

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Does anyone know how to recover bad sectors on a hd or can you even do that?
 

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I have bought a new harddisk because my old harddisk had bad sectors on it. Now I have installed the new harddisk as primary and the old as secondary so that i can transfer back my data. My question is will the bad sectors be move over to my new harddisk if i move data from the old one?
 

A:bad sectors

Bad sectors have nothing to do with file transfers. The new drive will stay nice and new until it fails. So no bad sectors CANNOT transfer

Cheers
 

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hi, i bought this HD 2 months ago. installed xp on it. been working fine for 2 months, crashed yesterday, i reformatted and it found bad sectors. it hasnt been knocked or heated that i know of. could a virus have caused this? the bad sectors dont go away after fdisk
 

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I just signed on to this forum, so I'm new! I have bad sectors on my hard disk. While trying to format and reload windows 98SE, I received a message that I had a bad sector. Then it ask me if I wanted to fix it. I answered yes. Then it ask me the question again! I have a 4 gig hard drive and it would take me a week to constantly answer yes, Is there a program available that will automatically mark these for me?
Please respond to my email address if possible as I'm not sure I can find my way back here!

Thanks,
rbniel
[email protected]
 

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I have currently bought a used PC, and it just crashed one day in the middle of XP. No reason, and when it booted up, it gave me an error about a sys32 file.

So I wiped out the HDD, and discovered there is 1.23 megs of bad sectors on the HDD. When I reformatted it is when I found out. Does this mean the HDD is going bad, and are there any ways to save it?

Update: I am currently running a ScanDisk surface scan from a modded Win95b boot disk, and it sees the bad sectors, but when it scans over it, it displays 0 found bad (sectors). What does this mean?
My Thoughts:
I was thinking it could have been caused by bad wiring (a neon 80mm fan was placed between the PSU cable and the HDD power-in socket (powered before the HDD on the same chain).
 

A:Bad HD Sectors = What?

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Hi there,
I look after my computer like a baby, and run disk checks frequently. I also defragment regularly, and keep my files cleaned up as much as possible at all times. Today, I was greeted by the usual CrystalDiskInfo, saying CAUTION, reallocated sectors! Usually the health of my PC is GOOD, but now it is no longer! GASP! I ran a check disk and asked it to repair bad sectors, but I still get the same message! I am HORRIFIED! My computer is only around 2 years old now, and it has been treated with the utmost respect! I tried to upload an image regarding this, but it just keeps saying there was a problem uploading your file....why, I do not know. Any advice other than running check disk, or sfc/scannow, would be very welcome.
 

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Hello,

Lately my computer has been randomly freezing like I'll be either just surfing the internet or watching a video or maybe even doing nothing at all and my computer will freeze and my screen will become all garbled and I have to hard reset. I have uploaded a picture not of my screen but of one that's looks similar to mine and is as close as I could find. So first thing I thought was maybe my HD is failing so I tried to run a WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics test and so I started a full test and it maybe got halfway through and just stopped and said Fail too many bad sectors. Like I started it before i went to bed and woke up this morning and it was like halfway only and said too many bad sectors. So I mean I am pretty sure that means I should probably replace the drive. The drive is a 500 GB WD WDC-WD5000AAKS-00YGA1 and so it's an older drive probably 8-10 years old and it's been used it my my last 3 PC builds so I got originally years ago when I had a P4 2.4 GHZ PC build. But yeah is there another program or better program/way for me to test the hard drive or should I just replace it. If I replace it what would you recommend. If I do replace I want probably 240 GB SSD max plus 1 TB so would need recommendations on at least SSD drive brands as there are so many.

Thanks,
 

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Hello ,

I have 20 gb segate make hdd which is having bad sectors.
I tried using segate utility for low level format also zero fill but dont work.
Is there any other utility which will help me to remove bad sectors.

Manish
 

A:Bad Sectors

A bad sector is a physical damage to your HDD and cannot be removed. It is a sympton for an ultimate failure. All HDD has a finite hours of operation life and should be regarded as a consumable. The bad sectors will increase until the whole hard disk becomes a Swiss cheese (bad sectors are damaged areas within the a writable disk). I would be careful with my data from now on.

The HDD hard-wired management program will keep records and skip bad sectors automatically so the disk is still usable but it should progressively become unreliable. The early warning is an increase of the unusal clicking noise.
 

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Hi, I dont know if have opened a topic in right place or not, So please excuse me!Its been a time (1Month) that the laptop didnt have the speed as before and just yesterday i started reciving errors from IRST saying that data at risk (windows reporting too), so i use Ashampoo HDD controll3 and found out i have 2829 faulty sectors!I tried the solutions on the web and checked all drives but non of the had any problems!I was wondering if there is any thing i can do? Im afraid to loose all my projects I have lenozo Z510-A (Bought 2y ago) & im living in IRAN so i cant call support and my usage of laptop was android studio 12h a day! Thanks

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On my 1TB Samsung 103sj Spinpoint F3 hard drive I store all my music, photos, videos, games and other stuff. A few weeks ago I was playing CS 1.6 and I always play my music through my speakers and it kept stopping and glitching about. Immediately I turned off my PC and had a look at the inside and nothing seemed damaged.

Since then on pretty much every boot of Windows the drive needs to be checked for consistency and stuff with chkdsk. There's thousands and thousands of unreadable files and bad sectors

All I want is to get the HDD fully working again. All I can think of doing is maybe reformatting it?

Please, any help is appreciated!
 

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Hi, I have the WD Mini HD 500GB in it and when the device plugged in,i can see the drive and I also did use the WD diagnostics and it said that there are many bad sectors.

So now,I know bad sectors cant be repaired..so is there anyway for me to recover the data and save it to another location ?

It will be okay for me if the data can be recovered without getting repaired..

for anybody here who can give me best solutions,your help is highly appreciated ,
 

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Does any one know of software that can repair bad sectors?
 

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i tried to install unbuntu but when i get to the partioner part it wont work because it says my hard drive has bad sectors

any idea how i can fix this?

thanks
 

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DELL Demension 8400
Seagate Baracuda 160 hard drive
Windows Home Media 2005, XP Pro SP3.

My wife's computer suddenly refused to boot up. It hangs on the XP opening screen. I can not reboot using any of the other boot options from the boot menu. If I try one of them, I get a BSOD about VER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. At that time I could not boot to my CD drive because it was unresponsive (I guess the system had not booted far enough to activate it).

I was able to remove the hard drive and had a USB TO SATA/IDE cable and was able to see the drive as another drive on my computer. I could not run chkdsk or the Tools from the disk properties for some reason. States "Windows was unable to complete the disk check". So it seems having it on my computer as an attached USB drive I can not get to it with some disk procedures.

I got a copy of SeaTools from Seagate, it found 80 some bad sectors, said it repaired them but same boot problem. I then discovered that SeaTools was basically a read only diagnoistic and am puzzled why it said they were repaired.

I got a copy of the HDD Regenerator program and it identified many bad sectors and claims it repaired them. I rebooted and got the exact same boot up problems as before. Evidently that regeneration program did nothing for me. (It was to put down a new magnetic sector and not harm any data - claims 60% of hard drive bad sector problems are loss of magnetics).

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I am having a Windows XP SP3 loaded laptop that has a Hitachi 80 GB SATA HDD formatted with NTFS. One of the partition of 25GB in size has some bad sectors. When I try to fix the error, I hear rattling sound and the system hangs. This problem also happens occasionally when I try to copy or move some files, especially large ones, to the partition. How do identify/locate the bad sectors? Is it possible to lock/delete the bad sectors so that they are inaccessible to windows. Any solutions to the problem? Please do not suggest buying a new hard disk.
 

A:Bad Sectors

The fact that you hear a rattling sound is NOT good, coupled with the bad sectors you have serious hard drive issues.
Back up your data to an external media ASAP -Ext HDD, DVD, CD,your choice
You ARE going to need a NEW drive!! this one is about to fail on you big time
messing about attempting to fix bad sectors on it is futile!!

Sorry about the bad news
 

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Hi,
I'm running windows XP on a fairly new laptop (9 months old), after running a full chkdsk scan it's found "4KB in bad sectors" - I don't know much about hardware but I understand in NTFS this is one cluster? Is 4Kb bad or is it normal for a setup 9 months old to have this?
Thanks
Yanis
 

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I have noticed a considerable amount of slowing on this computer. I turned the computer off one day and when I turned it on it wouldn't start Windows. It booted perfect, recognized all the drives, but Windows didn't start. Thinking Windows had become corrupt I tried putting the install disk in, but it never started "examining the hardware setup" like it does. Last thing I tried was installing the hard drive into a different computer and when the computer started up it went into diskcheck. In the middle of scanning it told me at least two sectors were corrurpt or damaged.

Is the hard drive ruined? And,
Are there any ways to save the hard drive?
 

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Your disk has bad sectors (manufacturing faults or dying disk).

Could this be caused by my SuSE being corrupted and would It be fixed by reinstalling SuSE

A:How to fix bad sectors

You could try...

If you don't mind formatting, your best bet is to download the manufacturers utilities and do a low level format. This will completely reset yor disk and is the best chance you have of fixing bad sectors.

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will formatting correct bad sectors or will i need a new harddrive?

A:bad sectors ?

Generally, yes. Actual hard drive failure is hard to predict. Perhaps someone can shed some more light.

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I just loaded a Maxtor 40G harddrive and although WIndows 98 doesnt recognize anything over 32G, the 40G came with a floppy to fix this problem... Well I thought it was, but then when I try to scandisk or defrag I get messages like:

"Drive D needs to have (LBA) enabled to work or the disk partition may be incorrectly marked as non-LBA partition..."
and most of the files are in "Bad Sectors"

SO I changed from Auto to LBA but that didnt do anything!!
Dont know where to go from here !!?

ANybody got any ideas!!?
??
 

A:Bad Sectors!!

Drive overlays are a lot of trouble. If I were you, I would attempt to update the BIOS on your computer to see larger drives and get then rid of the overlay.
 

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I have 44 KB of bad sectors on NTFS. what should I do?

A:Bad sectors

These were found how? Did you run a routine scandisk/error checking yourself or did the PC kind of act up and run it itself after startup for example?

Either way if they were found (44K isn't all that much btw) then they should have been either repaired or quarantined and either way not pose any immediate problem.

But it could however be a harbinger of more failed sectors to come if your harddisk is going bad. If you have anything else that can do a deeper scan of your harddisk and evaluate it's condition you might want to check in to that. And be sure you've got recent backups of all your important data.

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Recently my hard drive on my desktop CPU has been screwing up lately. As of thirty minutes ago, it now tells me that I must run another disk check for the third time in a week because there are corrupt files. But when I run disk check, it says there's problems and I have to use system restore to get to a previous point so it can run it. But then I can't run system restore because my HDD has too many bad sectors and must be fixed before using any restore points.

I've had it with this thing and I want to just wipe, reformat, and reinstall windows. Tried to use Western Digital's software to wipe it clean but it tells me that I can't wipe my Windows drive.

What can I do??? Thanks.

A:HDD Too Many Bad Sectors. What Should I Do?

If you decide to re-install Windows, during installation you will get the opportunity to format the drive and re-partion it again. That will start you off with a clean drive.

Regards,
Golden

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I have bad sectors on my WD HDD 350GB?
What causes this?
I install my windws 7 from a Disc image using powerISO and it worked great with no prbolems on my HDD.
Later on i had to replace my mobo! so i decided to reinstalled windows again only this time with the same image but on a DVD as a boot DVD.
After the installation my HDD started making some weird noises like kinda like scrathcing noise for like 5 secs and then it would stop.

I like to know if formatting my HDD will frix that problem about the bad sectors

when i install my OS from the virtual drive image it was fats and now i installed from DVD and after install the performance whent down a little and it said it had bad sector i checked it with the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows from WD website and it failed the full test.

again will formatting my hdd fix this?
Whats caused this?
Coulda be that the DVd might have some corrupted files.?

I am thinkin a bout istalling windows on another extra hdd and formatting the 360 one and after that reinstalling windows again on the original HDD?

I dont mine loosing all my stuff i dont really have any program i need i already got all my data backed up.

A:Bad HDD sectors

Unfortunately formatting your drive most proberly won't fix bad sectors as for the cause of these bad sectors ... well there are many reasons for this but here are a few examples (soz bit of a lengthy read)

Hard Drive Data Corruption

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Hello,

I have a 1 Tb Hitachi HDD as seen in the picture. I was wondering how can i remap the bad sectors into a new partition and then hide it.
I've been said that it doesn't have much to live anymore.

Thank you.

A:HDD Bad Sectors

Hello.


Not sure it will help, have a look at Option Two of this tutorial linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7

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Packard Bell machine with original HD - ancient beast.
Owner is unemployed like me, so can't afford a new HD or machine.
Windows CHKDSK shows 52KB in bad sectors (my usual response - get a new HD)

Ran SeaTools For DOS - it found the expected 13 bad sectors and offered to repair them, so I said go ahead - said it had fixed them
Ran Seatools again, passed.

Back in WIndows, ran CHKDSK /R to clear the Windows bad sector tags - but it still shows 52KB in bad sectors.

Seatools is running again.
IF (big if) Seatools gives it the green light, is there any other way to clear the bad sector tags from Windows?

A:Bad Sectors on HD

Noel, did you try running CHKDSK /f and CHKDSK /b ?
That should clear the tags.

Chkdsk

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Your disk has bad sectors (manufacturing faults or dying disk).

Could this be caused by my SuSE being corrupted and would It be fixed by reinstalling SuSE
 

A:How to fix bad sectors

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24 KB in bad sectors following chkdsk: does it mean the HD is dying?

A:24 KB in bad sectors

A hard drive always has the potential to fail. All HDs have some corrupt sectors. If the number does not increase you are OK. Make a back up of your files and using Macrium Reflect back up your OS. If your HD does fail you have back ups (on an external hard drive).

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Hi all,

i have read a lot of posts regarding fixing the MBR. I dont have a bootable CD..

my laptop, gigabyte Q1500m, only boots in safe mode, after pressing F8. the normal boot takes me to a windows 'reparing error' screen, and after sometime it says that this error cannot be fixed. if this screen does not appear during the second boot, i get the BSOD, does a memory dump, then shuts down.

after a CHKDSK is run, there are 8KB found in bad sectors. my friend said these
sectors are where the MBR is kept..bad one!
I have played around with mbrfix, but cant seem to fix or move or re-create the
MBR. (i've tried mbrfix /drive 0...etc, it says fixed, but it's not fixed...same issues)

anyone help? MUCH APPRECIATED!!
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A:MBR with bad sectors

Others may disagree or have a better solution but I think the easiest thing to do is get a bootable Windows 7 DVD and then restore the "bootsector code" of the MBR that will allow you to begin booting to Windows 7 again.

You can obtain an official ISO version of Windows 7 from here. Download the ISO and save it to a convenient location like your desktop. Then burn it to a DVD. You need fo download the exact version currently on your machine (Home Premium 32-bit, Professional 64-bit, etc.)

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Once you have the bootable media you can follow the instructions here to restore the bootsector code.

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

As always I recommend at a minimum creating a system restore point or better yet, a system image "just in case".

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hello.

can any1 hekp me with this,is it possible to fix bad sector on your hdd.

all started 1 day,when pc froze for 5sec,unfreeze for 2,freeze for 5 sec etc.
I checked logs,and all show the same thing.
A problem occured in harddisk di havent used it for 3-4 months aftrer it was full) due to a page coding(sth like that)

Chkdsk on disc d: in safe mode,finishes after 2hrs

chkdsk in cmd shows

segment xxxx is unreadable.

and it keep on and never stops.

I manage to transport 50gig and everything ok,but when entering specific files on hdd,it takes a long time and shows only 1/5 of the files that i had in that folder,although the remaining size of the hdd stays the same.

anyhelp plz.
 

A:bad sectors.

Sounds to me like your hard drive might be getting ready to fail.

Take a look at this thread HERE for info on bad sectors.

I suggest you download and run your hard drive manufacturers diagnostic utility.

If you can`t find it, take a look at this thread HERE.

Regards Howard
 

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I dont know how i got bad sectors, but when i try to copy something i get some error. I searched on the internet, and they said that hard drive might have bad sectors. As i know, theres no help for bad sectors. I just want to ask can i lose my files because of it? (like music, programs, games...)
 

A:Bad sectors

Yep, best to get stuff backed up now. You could try a program called HD Regenerator. It can actually fix most bad sectors and keep your data intact. But if you continually get bad sectors your hard drive is failing and will need to be replaced.
 

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well, i think my IBM 40 gig has bad sectors...i was tryin to copy files to my friend's comp, n then it jus wouldn't open certain folders, so i formatted it...and reinstalled windows xp pro on it, now it's being recgonized as a 30 gig, well my question is, is this hard drive dying? or is it safe to keep using it...the 30 gig of it
 

A:bad sectors..

yeah, it used to be fat32, i changed it to NTFS, well it had trouble opening folders, it blocked off 10 gigs of the drive, i think it has bad sectors, when i was trying to make a partition, i used all that was available, and that was 30 gigs, i tried to scandisk it before i formatted, it said this disk may have bad sectors
 

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I had always thought of bad sectors as being physical damage, and therefore cause for an RMA, but I found some old forum threads on the subject, one of which said this:






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bad sectors are usually caused by cross-linked files which are a result of the operating system overwriting a portion of one file with another file. Potential causes of cross-linked files are turning off or restarting your computer without exiting Windows or by not regularly defragmenting your hard disk. Another reason is when the heads make contact with the hard disk platter(s).


My computer has had more than it's share of forced restarts, due to freezes where the only alternative was to use the reset switch. I knew that this could cause corrupted data, but never thought that it would also cause bad sectors.

If this is true, how would one determine if the problem is of a physical or a software based origin?

A:Bad Sectors

Run a 'Defrag & Optimize' programe with the 'Auslogics Disk Defrag' free defrag software. (this run is a humble defrag run, it is just more complicated) After that your bad sectors should have gone (or moved) if they were software based errors.

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