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
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.
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.
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.
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