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Goddam Seagate Harddisk has bad sectors

  1. Jul 6, 2003 #1
    Seagate Harddisk has bad sectors

    I bought it 3 months ago, 60GB barracuda HDD, 7200RPM.
    I installed Windows XP, yesterday it suddenly hanged and dumped memory and blue screen appeared.
    I reset computer and boot into XP again, but failed.

    I set it to be slave and connected it to another HDD, copied my files into the primary HDD.
    After that I use a Win98 bootdisk to restart, and use FDISK to delete and create partition, reboot and
    reformat it in FAT32, scandisk it and discovered that there is total 8MB bad sectors in it, scattered everywhere .

    Why so bad?
    If I format it again to NTFS, can i repair the bad sectors?
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2003 #2

    megashawn

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    Hmm, Interesting name.

    Uhm, if you reformat your drive, it should take care of it completly. If your not using NTFS, you should use it. More then likely formating your drive will wipe out your current OS, but reinstalling isn't to bad.

    But seems you should be able to run a Disk defrag within windows, which is under your Accesories Folder in System Tools. I'd try this first, then reformatting.

    But seems NTFS is much better, stable, etc.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2003 #3
    If it is only 3 months old, it is prolly within it's warranty period. Just send it back and stay on the safe side...if you are seeing physical errors on the drive now, things will not get better, they'll get worse.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2003 #4
    i lost the receipt, can't claim warranty anymore.:frown:
     
  6. Jul 8, 2003 #5
    At our company, when we find a bad Western Digital drive, we just put the serial number in on western digital's website and wait for the replacement.

    Perhaps the same can be done with seagate?
     
  7. Jul 8, 2003 #6
    here is malaysia, not so gentleman, sad.:frown:
     
  8. Dec 16, 2003 #7
    discovered that there is total 8MB bad sectors in it, scattered everywhere .
    Why so bad?
    If I format it again to NTFS, can i repair the bad sectors?

    of course you can, if u use the right soft!
    check this out:
    http://www.programmersheaven.com/zone16/cat288/28658.htm
    check the reviews!
     
  9. Dec 17, 2003 #8
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