Solving bad sector ....

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    Solving bad sector ....

    i have found about 24 kb bad sector on my C drive. is there anyway to repair it ???

    -- is the solution is : delete all the partition and full format. is this the way to solve it ??

    24kb?? hmm..... the sizeis quite small, isn't it ??what do think about it ? ignore it if it can't be repaired.

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    What about chkdsk /r.
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    Re: Solving bad sector ....

    Originally posted by beely
    24kb?? hmm..... the sizeis quite small, isn't it ??what do think about it ? ignore it if it can't be repaired.

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    i have tried to use chkdsk concept, but it can't fix it as well. oh ... should i have to format again the HD. is this the way could recover the bad sector ?

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    If the sector is genuinely bad, then it is bad. No amount of software fiddling can make a physically bad piece of medium good again.

    What you might find is that either the sector was not bad and something is tricking you rOS into "thinking" that it is, in which case reformat and install should fix it. What is more likely is that during the format, the bad sector will be deallocated.
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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    If the sector is genuinely bad, then it is bad. No amount of software fiddling can make a physically bad piece of medium good again.

    What you might find is that either the sector was not bad and something is tricking you rOS into "thinking" that it is, in which case reformat and install should fix it. What is more likely is that during the format, the bad sector will be deallocated.
    oh, then did you meaning again whether the space size will be recovered back, or the size of the bad sector will be lost? for eg :
    40gb -- total HD space
    2gb found bad sector from HD.
    therefore, if i format the HD, the total HD space would be 38gb ?

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    Something like that yes. However, you should be aware, that if there is unrecoverable I/O errors on a disk which did not have them before, then the drive is almost certainly going down. If the heads have crashed there will be all manner of crap floating around inside the Winchester box, these WILL cause further problems.

    Good disk -> bad sectors -> reformatted -> good again - good.

    Good disk -> bad sectors- > reformatted -> less than 100% -> skip.
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    hey thanks foradvices. very appreciate on the help, thanks again ...

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