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    bad sector !

    Hi .. i have problem in my HDD i tired to solve it

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    HDD 500GB
    my laptop dell 5520
    sata operation Achi
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    i used HDD regenerator v2011 .. scan and repaired , after week i had the same problem new bad sector , when i make scan and repair laptop be fine , a gain and a gain ...........

    i noticed that all bad sector scan and repaired in the first 10 percent


    what i should do ?

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    I'd strongly encourage that you make sure you have good backups as a first step.

    I'd then recommend you use the hard disk vendor's disk check tool to give a second opinion (against HDD regenerator v2011) on whether there is a problem with the disk.

    A new disk may well be needed.

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    all i knew when i scan hard disk by HDD Regenatore i find bad sectore and after repaired , laptop be fine and fast
    i want programme to check my Hard Disk ! can you give me link please

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    Would need to know make & model of the disk.

    Right click on it in my computer and pick properties should help get us the info.

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    ST500LT012-9WS142
    Last edited by vb4am; 2nd November 2013 at 12:33 PM.

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    fail test .
    is there way to install windows without problems of bad sectors even if i lost some size of hard disk !

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    If you have a backup of all important data that you require prior to doing either or both of the below

    1. Running the check disk utility ( chkdsk ) - Run Check Disk from a Command Line to Check for and fix Disk Errors

    Depending on which OS you are using it may be advisable to either do this from the windows pe enviroment and then launching the command prompt to do this ( ensuring you are running the check disk against the correct hard drive / partition or if XP then using the recovery console. There may even be another utility or bootable cd you could use within parted magic or the likes.

    2. Run a full format on the hard drive which may take at least an hour possibly longer ( which depending on if it is software related or hardware related should as far as I know and I could be wrong on this ignore the bad sectors )

    There is or are hard drive tests within parted magic that you can run which should advise you with regards to the hard drive however the manufacturer utils as mentioned above will be more reliable / better tests and if these advise that there is or are issues with the disk then you will be better off getting a new drive ( whether it be a normal hard drive, a hybrid drive such as the seagate momentus XT or a flash based drive ie SSD )

    Hope that helps some what.

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    which bootable cd recommend it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vb4am View Post
    fail test
    I wouldn't want to use a hard drive that has failed the manufacturers diagnostic tests. Is your Dell laptop still under warranty?
    Last edited by Arthur; 3rd November 2013 at 12:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I wouldn't want to use a hard drive that has failed the manufacturers diagnostic tests. Is your Dell laptop still under warranty?
    Ended .. i didn't know what to do!

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    You should buy a new hard disk, it is very risky if you do not.

    Failing the vendor test tells you the disk is not happy.

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