Windows 10: Temporary Fix for Bad Sectors

Discus and support Temporary Fix for Bad Sectors in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I have an HDD on my laptop with lots of bad sectors (CrystalDiskInfo said that my HDD is already in bad condition), I'm going to get a free replacement... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/notyouridealguy, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Temporary Fix for Bad Sectors


    I have an HDD on my laptop with lots of bad sectors (CrystalDiskInfo said that my HDD is already in bad condition), I'm going to get a free replacement but I can't afford to have a day without a laptop for now, since the replacement will take 4-14 days. I also don't have any spare laptop/PC.

    My laptop can run M.2 SSD and HDD at the same time, but the official service centre also said that installing SSD also take 4-14 days. And installing it in unofficial service shops might void the warranty.

    Now my laptop sometimes freezes, but I've found out that reinstalling the programs could reduce the number of freezes. Does reinstalling Windows could also reduce the freezes? Or do you have any other suggestions? Thank you.

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    /u/notyouridealguy, Sep 12, 2020
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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, Sep 12, 2020
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  3. S-and-S Win User
    Bad sectors

    1. 0xc000020 is not an error attributable to bad sectors.

    2. Bad sectors aren't contagious - they don't spread to other sectors.

    It's clear to me that you're bent on fixing a problem that may not even exist, so I'll wish you well and leave you in the hands of Directly's 'independent advisors' who will, no doubt, come up with something that you want to hear.
     
    S-and-S, Sep 12, 2020
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  4. Temporary Fix for 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, Sep 12, 2020
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