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Questions tagged [bad-sectors]

Use this tag when referring to bad sectors on a hard drive. This is similar to bad clusters or bad blocks. Suggested use is for questions about possible failure of a HDD.

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How can I fix Bad Sectors on my hard disk?

The following picture is CristalDiskInfo's output. As it shows my H.D.D has a bad sector. There is 3 item in warning level that I don't know the meaning of it. Relocated Sector Count. Current ...
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SSD - Disk is OK, one bad sector

The make is Crucial MX500 2.5-INCH SSD 250GB, I bought it a half year ago and so far it works flawlessly, fine quality piece of hardware I must say. My laptop is w/o battery and I guess sometimes I ...
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How to avoid data loss due to disk bad sectors?

As the title says, I am concerning about, how can we avoid data loss due to harddisk (either mechanical HDD or SSD) bad sectors. \ More information \ Question is well defined. Question ends here. ...
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Input/Output error on external hard drive and bad sectors

While accessing my exFAT external hard from the TV to watch some videos, I noticed that there was a particular folder on it that would make everything crash if I'd try to open it. So, I plugged the ...
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Bad Sector and I/O device error [duplicate]

I've an internal HDD which I use as external drive (using SATA to USB cable). It's 1TB. 2 weeks ago, I was copying data into it and I unplugged the device (during copying) and then plugged it again ...
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HDD - 8 bad sectors [duplicate]

Screenshot from "Disks" utility Screenshot from "Logs" utility fdisk -l /dev/sdb command gives this: fdisk: cannot open /dev/sdb: Input/output error smartctl -a /dev/sdb returns this: smartctl 6.6 ...
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How to add bad sectors on dvd video disks

I'm looking for a way to add bad sectors into a video DVD (and it can still be playable on home DVD players), or a manual way using multiple softwares or using Hex editors etc. I know a lot (not ...
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Clone hdd with a few bad sectors

I want to clone my hdd before it dies. I have narrowed down the bad sectors to a very small area. It is small but has caused a lot of problems from time to time. When I try to clone, it gets hung up ...
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Reallocated sector count high and increasing

I have an old Western Digital HDD which started getting some bad sectors by a bad SATA cable, after replacing the cable I tried to fill the disk with zeroes using dd utility but it kept returning I/O ...
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Bad Sector: Do I need to replace my hard disk?

Recently my computer started to behave strangely. It hangs or stops responding suddenly, some known and unknown programs (system applications I think, and others too) starts shutting down all of a ...
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Detecting bad blocks/ sectors on modern (spinning) drives and script to monitor SMART info

I'm currently scanning a number of old drives to detect errors. If you google detecting bad sectors on a mechanical spinning disk (rather than ssd) you'll usually come across: windows chkdsk/r ...
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Why is PhotoRec taking so long and claiming it will take 480,000+ hours to complete pass 1?

So I've got a 3TB hard disk with bad sectors attached to my MacBook Pro 2015 via a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter from Unitek. I'm trying to run PhotoRec (a part of the TestDisk suite) with maybe 10 common ...
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Even weirder “Error splicing file: Input/output error”

I know this is the n'th question out there on the "Error splicing file: Input/output error" message, but I'm experiencing some behavior inconsistent enough with the other posts I'm reading to merit ...
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Are there any issues with recovering bad sectors in a HDD?

I'm using the "HDD Regenerator" program, registered version. I want to recover the bad sectors in my HD that has Windows 7 Ultimate OS installed on it. I created a boot-able USB stick to be able to ...
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HDD: lost partition table and bad sectors

I have an issue that's been running for the past few days. This weekend, I could use my external (Seagate Backup Plus Slim) HDD just fine, I even put a couple dozens GigaBytes worth of movies on it ...

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