Solved Bad sector fixed per OS or one time? Tags: Chkdsk Storage Last response: May 7, 2013 4:45 PM in Storage Share madrich May 4, 2013 7:40:43 AM If I spend 5+ hours running chkdsk /R do I have to do that in every OS I use with that drive or does it only need to be done once in a while? I'm just confused on where the instructions to skip certain sectors is, on the drive - or in the OS? More about : bad sector fixed time Best solution popatim a c 885 G Storage May 4, 2013 5:30:45 PM Its in the drive. The sector is marked bad and unless you do a full format it will stay marked bad. A full format would retest the sector and leave it marked bad if it failed. Share madrich May 6, 2013 8:28:53 AM popatim said:Its in the drive. The sector is marked bad and unless you do a full format it will stay marked bad. A full format would retest the sector and leave it marked bad if it failed. So it can be retested and possibly pass - which would mark it as good again? One last question on the topic, does Windows "Quick Format" do this test when a person goes to install? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer popatim a c 885 G Storage May 7, 2013 4:45:07 PM Yes a full format would mark the sector as Good if it passed. A quick format only erases the current file table and writes a new Blank one. It does not test anything. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedTwo harddrives one failed that had boot sector now main OS drive cant boot Forum SolvedBad sector? Is there any fix? Forum SolvedBad Sector Fix using GParted [XP Pro SP3] Forum Unmountable_Boot_Volume, fixed - bad sector/hd? --- now what? Forum how to fix bad sector in memory cards? Forum Solvedcan you fix bad sectors on HDD? Forum Raid 0 bad sector - how to fix? Forum SolvedToo many bad sectors in my HDD. Is this the time for RMA? Forum SolvedFixing bad sectors Forum Fix mac hard drive with bad sectors Forum One terabit per sq.in. HDD using heat. Bad idea? Forum Fixing a bad logical HDD sector... Forum How to fix bad sector? Forum Real Time Clock losing one minute per day Forum Can someone whether S.M.A.R.T. fixes bad sectors or just reports them Forum Fixing and finding bad sectors in the hard drive Forum How to use acronis true image wd to transfer os from bad hard to new one Forum How do you fix bad sectors on hard drive WD i HTS54 External Forum TWO RAM Slots Going Bad At One Time? Forum Error checking to fix bad sectors, but it's not moving? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !