Could anyone help me with badsectors?

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  1. ALBO_Jay

    ALBO_Jay Registered Member

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    I try to increase free space of drive F, moving space from drive G , but Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 prompts that the operation fails due to bad sectors. Then I use Acronis Report, downloaded from the page: http://kb.acronis.com/content/1600, to search for the bad sectors, and the report shows there are 7 bad blocks in drive F. Then I use Acronis Suites to check and repair drive F, but the outcome is bad blocks remain!
    Later I try both HDDREG and MHDD to repair bad sectors, they are fine respectively, but all fail in Acronis! Acronis Report shows the same bad sectors!!!
    Could you please help me? Thanks!

    Attached is the report, it shows bad sectors in Drive G&H, in the line "BadBlockCount".
     

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  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    I don't think there is anything to do when there are bad blocks on HD
     
  3. ALBO_Jay

    ALBO_Jay Registered Member

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    This is frustrating....:mad:
     
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  5. andyman35

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    Provided the bad sectors are due to magnetic errors of the HDD and not any underlying issue,then it may be possible to recover them.Bear in mind though,this process can take an extremely long time to complete (maybe days).

    Along with the excellent Spinrite mentioned above,another very good tool is HDD Regenerator:

    http://www.dposoft.net/
     
  6. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    It is possible to create an image backup using O&O DiskImage. The bad sectors appear in the image as unused sectors.
     
  7. sded

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    Have you tried plain old CHKDSK and asked it to repair bad sectors?
     
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