Suggest me A Fix for HDD with too many bad sectorS

September 10, 2015 at 19:25:26
Specs: Windows 7
hi.please how do i fix bad sectors but not with "hdd regenerater" its too slow and the hdd has too many bad sectors

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#1
September 10, 2015 at 21:01:11
Step 1) Buy a replacement drive.
Step 2) Copy anything you can to the new drive; expect some loss depending on how long you wait.
Step 3) Throw away the old, bad drive.

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#2
September 10, 2015 at 23:07:45
Whilst waiting for new drive... "Immediately" copy all your files to external storage. Typically this would be to dvd at least, but if you have another external (usb connected) drive then also to that. Check the copies are accessible on another system if possible (ja safety aspect...).

If you don't have an external drive, suggest you buy one as well as the replacement drive. Useful to one's valuable stuff on at least two different storage systems; reduces risk of loss due to copies being damaged..

Also cultivate/practice the habit of regularly duplicating/copying your files to external storage as above; and occasionally check them (and update them too).

A usb drive in its enclosure can be found for not a lot of cash on Amazon.


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#3
September 10, 2015 at 23:10:14
Incidentally "regenerator" software is likely not worth the money, as if a drive is failing then nothing is going to stop it...

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#4
September 11, 2015 at 02:11:49
This is an excellent (at least in my view) external drive; it comes in various capacities too.

I'd go for the 1TB at least; the 2TB even nicer?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...

and this is a perfect case for it:

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This another similar case. I have both versions as I have more than one of these drives.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...

If you're in Canda/USA then obviously look on their Amazon site for the above?


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#5
September 11, 2015 at 21:23:55
Just in case you missed the most important point here, I will say it three times:
Immediately Copy ALL of your Important Files to an External Drive.
Immediately Copy ALL of your Important Files to an External Drive.
Immediately Copy ALL of your Important Files to an External Drive.
Replace the hard drive with a new drive.
The old drive is dying and it will only get worse over time. Your chance to save your files is dwindling. Your chance to safely clone the drive to a new one is probably past so a fresh install of Windows is your best bet. Make the copy tonight or early tomorrow if at all possible. Do not wait or take the chance on saving a few bucks (Dollars) to wait for a slower delivery, purchase it locally or order it from a fast source like Newegg.com.

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#6
September 11, 2015 at 21:28:10
^ What Fingers said^.

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