Windows 10: HDD is about to fail, bad sectors...

Discus and support HDD is about to fail, bad sectors... in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; So I have a problem with my HDD (Seagate Barracuda 2TB st2000dm008 7200 RPM) that I bought in May 2020, I've been using it since then, and when I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by ashramnavivi, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. HDD is about to fail, bad sectors...


    So I have a problem with my HDD (Seagate Barracuda 2TB st2000dm008 7200 RPM) that I bought in May 2020, I've been using it since then, and when I checked it's health in HD sentinel and other programs it showed %4 health like on this screen:

    HDD is about to fail, bad sectors... 7MRSqwz.png

    I currently have no issues with it, but I hear clicking (the so-called sound of death or w/e) a lot, and when I right click it takes a lot (5-10) seconds to load things, I also had some corrupted files and I used to go to My Computer and then "Scan this drive". Windows would give me option to repair it, and when that happens, on next reboot it would just repair things in 15 seconds, what I want to say is that I never ran a full CHKDSK scan through the command prompt. I'm writing this because I need your help and your opinion, I ordered a new Toshiba P300 2TB drive that's about to arrive soon, and I'm about to replace this failing hard drive, but before I replace it I would like to give it a shot and run full CHKDSK to see if anything can be fixed which is, highly unlikely. I also forgot to mention that my main system drive is SSD (Samsung 970 EVO Plus) and I'm not sure how can I run CHKDSK on my other failing hard drive which is D:

    For anyone who read this: thank you for reading this and thank you for trying to help me out, I really appreciate it!

    :)
     
    ashramnavivi, Mar 2, 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, Mar 2, 2021
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  3. 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, Mar 2, 2021
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    HDD Bad Sector

    i've running chkdsk task, did you think that's going to work, i mean does that command really fix the bad sector drive
     
    NatanielPapalangi, Mar 2, 2021
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