error in the hard disk

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  1. david banner

    david banner Registered Member

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    Does anyone know if the error in the hard disk is serious. What does sector replaced mean, is it OK. The computeer is a bit slow but it may be because ther eis very little space left and I will be reinstalling windows soon
     

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    Basically it means that one sector was marked as being damaged and so another sector in another part of the disk will be used instead.

    Before re installing i would suggest you to perform a full test to your hard drive. In Hirens boot CD you can find several tools that can make that test. HDAT2 is the easier to use imo.
     
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    Thanks, is that bad?


    There are no errors in this test?
     

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    When a sector is relocated, what happens is the drive had a number of spare sectors and remaps one of those in place of the one that has an error, so it looks like a healthy drive again.
    There is a good chance of data loss from that sector when this remapping happens. So well worth checking your filesystem (check disk in Windows).

    I personally would not worry about this happening occasionally, but if it starts to happen more frequently could be a sign of pending drive failure.

    Cheers, Nick.
     
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  5. Diabolik

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    spinrite 6 at level 4, will do a good job on your hard drive. this is long and detailed test. so let it loose on your hard drive and wait for as long as it takes to complete. after test with spinrite ends, try to test the hard disk under ususal load, when it is used as usual, and monitor for errors. if errors keep coming, maybe the drive is at it's end, if all goes fine and smoothly, you did great job with spinrite. ;)
     
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