Windows 10: Hard drive, bad sectors

Discus and support Hard drive, bad sectors in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a HDD that has bad sectors. I plan to buy SSD to replace it. But can I still use that HDD to install games? I only plan to put the operating... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Ralph_130, Jun 15, 2021.

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    Hard drive, bad sectors


    I have a HDD that has bad sectors. I plan to buy SSD to replace it. But can I still use that HDD to install games? I only plan to put the operating system in the SSD, or do you have any tips that will help to fix those bad sectors aside form chkdsk /f /r /x C: also, here is why i knew there are bad sectors, please help me, thanks!

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    Ralph_130, Jun 15, 2021
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  2. HDD Bad Sector

    Hi Nataniel!

    I am not sure what your question is exactly, but one thing I'd recommend for sure will be to look for a replacement drive since there is already a bad sector on your current one.

    Basically there are two kinds of bad sectors - hardware and software:

    • Hardware ones are caused by physical damage or becoming magnetically fixed, and they are unrepairable. In short, once they appear it's only a matter of time (no way to say how long) until the HDD fails.
    • Software bad sectors on the other hand occur when something called an Error Correction Code (ECC) doesn't match the contents of the hard drive. These can be repaired by overwriting the data on the drive with zeroes (a.k.a. low level formatting) and sometimes
      by running a **chkdsk [write the letter of the drive:] /r** in the CMD.

    As for getting the information from the drive if one of the partitions fail, most likely you won't be able to, which is why I'd suggest to make a regular backup of your most important data.

    Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
     
    MightyMiro_WD, Jun 15, 2021
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  3. hard disk bad sector repair in Windows 10

    Hi Mohqasim,

    Before proceeding further, please answer few queries.

    1. What is the make, and model of the Computer?

    2. What is the complete error message/code you receive?

    As per the description, I understand that there could be some bad sector in the hard disk.

    Meanwhile, I would suggest you to follow the below steps to run the check disk, and check.

    1. Press Windows + X, select Command prompt(Admin).

    2. Type the following command, and hit Enter.

    chkdsk /r/f

    Disclaimer: While performing check disk on the hard drive if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive, then chkdsk tries to repair that sector if any data available on that might be lost.

    Please let us know if the issue got fixed or you need any further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Pratiksha Devadiga, Jun 15, 2021
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  4. Hard drive, bad sectors

    BAD SECTORS ON HDD, REFORMAT AND REINSTALL W10 FREE UPGRADE

    Hi,

    Thank you for providing us with the response to our questions.

    I suggest you to run Check disk and check if it helps. Remove your external Hard drive and perform the steps on your system:

    Check disk is a utility that can check your hard drive for corrupted segments and fix them. You can refer to these steps to run the Check disk utility:


    • Press Windows key + X, select “Command promt (Admin)”.

    • In the command prompt window, type
      “chkdsk/r” and press Enter.

    • Press “Y” when it asks if you want to check disk to run when the computer boots the next time.

    • Restart the computer for Check disk to detect and repair any corrupted sectors in your hard drive.
    Important: While performing Error-checking or ChkDsk on the hard drive, if any bad sectors are found and when attempting to repair that sector, the
    data available on that sector might b
    e lost.

    Please let us know if you face any issues with Windows.

    Thank you.
     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Jun 15, 2021
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