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Question About Repairing Bad Sectors

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Hello, good morning. :unsure:

Just came up my mind about repairing the bad sectors using software.

Does using a software really repair the bad sectors in the hard disk?

Thanks and God bless. :)
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Bad sectors are indicative of a dying drive. No piece of software will fix what is a mechanical failure. Any software that claims to be successful will only be a temporary fx.
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Agreed. The sectors are physical locations on the disk. They are bad because there is something physically wrong with that sector. The raw materials have impurities, or there was a microscopic defect or damage done during construction.

So in that respect, a bad sector can never be repaired.

However, when the new platters are low-level formatted at the factory, some sectors may be "marked" as bad, when they are not. And in that case, a bad sector, upon further diagnostics, may be determined as good after all, and marked as good again. But this is not common, and not worth the effort when there are millions of sectors on a disk.
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