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 362 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. 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer popatim a c 362 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSolvedBad Sector Fix using GParted [XP Pro SP3] Forumhow to fix bad sector in memory cards? ForumUnmountable_Boot_Volume, fixed - bad sector/hd? --- now what? ForumSolvedFixing bad sectors ForumSolvedToo many bad sectors in my HDD. Is this the time for RMA? ForumRaid 0 bad sector - how to fix? ForumFixing a bad logical HDD sector... ForumOne terabit per sq.in. HDD using heat. Bad idea? ForumHow to fix bad sector? ForumReal Time Clock losing one minute per day ForumHow to use acronis true image wd to transfer os from bad hard to new one ForumHow do you fix bad sectors on hard drive WD i HTS54 External ForumTWO RAM Slots Going Bad At One Time? ForumError checking to fix bad sectors, but it's not moving? ForumWhich tool can you use to locate and fix bad sectors on a ntfs ? ForumTime for 64bit OS, but which one? Forumbad sectors and fixing it... ForumWhere is the place to make the one time copy of OS on new .. ForumFixing HDD Logical Bad Sectors? Forum"can only install one device at a time" - how to fix? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !