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How to Repair Sector Error

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Allan Barrer

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Hi, I have a hard Drive with Windows XP Pro and due to some
previous problems I would like to Wipe the Hard Drive Clean with
the Program "Wipe Drive Clean" so I first ran check hard drive
for any errors and it says "Error Detected Sector 6322822 LBA.
This hard drive originaly, the Electical Cord was unplugged before
the Windows had completely shut down.

I have tried the chkdsk, chkdsk volume:/f & chkdsk volume:/r
and I can`t seem to get this to work properly.

I tried the other method, My computer, properties, Tools, Error Checking,
Automatically fix file system errors and when it is finished there are no
error messages etc. but there is still an error detected when I run the
"Wipe Drive Clean" program to check the Hard Drive.

I am afraid that if I do the "Wipe Hard Drive Clean" to clean out the
hard drive that it may RUIN the Hard Drive. ??

I would greatly appreciate any help or suggestions that may help me to
Repair or correct the Sector error, and many thanks. Al.
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You can run scan disc with automatically fix errors

Try with format c:

Load Windows then run scandisc with automatically fix errors to check it

You can use killdisk to clear the drive but only necessary if you have sensitive data and there is a likely chance of your computer being impounded by a government agency
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Go to the drive maker's website and get the diagnostic software. You can never be to sure in a case like this. The drive may be perfectly alright but the software is reading it wrong.
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Allan Barrer

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Thank you for the information.

The Manufacturer did have a program to repair the bad Sector and I
was able to Repair and Recover the Hard Drive to it`s Normal Usable
State, whereas the Windows XP Pro, did not detect or Repair the
bad Sector ?? . The Bad Sector showed up with the program "Wipe Drive Clean" and from past experience with a bad Sector, when I ran the Wipe Drive Clean,
it completely Ruined the Hard Drive and was no longer usable. Information
much appreciated. Al
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