How to Repair and Avoid Hard Drive Bad Sectors

We can repair bad sectors from hard drive. Repairing process did not need any software except window’s default repairing options. First of all we should need to know about bad sectors?

What are Bad Sectors

Bad sectors on hard drives are sectors that are physically damaged and those sectors can no longer be accessed by operating system.

What kind of Bad Sectors are Reparable?

There are two types of B.S; physical and logical bad sectors.

Physical bad sectors are same as I have written above. Physical bad sectors are irreparable. But we can recover large amount of data from physical bad sectors. There are some special ways to recover data. On the other hand logical bad sectors are reparable in nature. Logical bad sectors can be recovered by using different operating system commends or other windows utility software.

How we can Repair Hard Drive Bad Sectors

There are a number of ways to repair them from your hard drive. You can download different utility software to recover them. But today I want to show you how you can recover bad sector using operating system commands.

Repair Using Operating System

Repairing process using operating system is super easy. You all need to follow some simple steps to repair these sectors from hard drive.

  • Before proceeding close all programs running in operating system.
  • Right click on drive you want to remove B.S from.
  • Then click on Properties.
  • In Properties select Tools

Repair Bad Sectors

After selecting Tools you will see 3 options.

  • You need to click on Check Now under Error Checking

A new window will popped up. In this you will see two check boxes. Check both boxes and click on Start button. Now windows start checking errors from your hard drive. After locating problems, window will automatically repair them. To do this you has to check “Scan for and attempt recovery for bad sectors” option in before hitting start button.

Remove Bad Sectors

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It may takes more time depend on your hard drive space and your RAM memory size. So be patient and let system repair bad sectors. Once window complete the process you can resume using your system. I recommend restarting windows after repair B.S.

How to avoid Bad Sectors

Main reasons of bad sectors are power failure, low voltage or light fluctuation. So I recommend using a backup supply system like UPS for your operating system. And you can avoid bad sectors by doing regular disk fragmentation task in system.

Avoid Bad Sectors

I want to give more suggestions to avoid these problems.

  • Never unplugged /switched off power supply directly if your system is running.
  • Always shut down your system before unplugged power supply. So this will reduce chances of damage.
  • I also recommend using windows software to repair bad sectors if required.

Hope this tutorial will help you to repair logical errors from hard drive. Please share with your friends.
About Mobashhir

I am founder, designer and author of How To Words. I am SEO expert. My areas of interest are blogging, web designing, web development, online marketing, techology reviews and social media.

Comments

  1. Nice Sharing Bro..
    This will helpful for newbies you made informative post.
    Thanks for that
    Regards
    R.S
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  2. yogesh pant says

    well written article!
    However, in order to ensure that there are a lesser number of bad sectors in our hard drive, we can defragment it from time to time also.
    This will help us in putting the content in a proper way within the hard drive.
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  3. Adesanmi Adedotun says

    This is an informative post most especially when it comes to preventing it from happening, I love it
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  4. A very informative post. I see that you’re a true expert in this field. Thank you very much indeed for sharing this helpful info. I’m not sure if I will be able to remember this. I will get back to this post when I work with the hard drive next time.
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  5. Mubashir I am looking to format one of my 16 GB memory card . It is not formatting . Showing error that “Window is unable to complete format” . Will you help me also ?

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