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Bad Sectors in External HDD

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September 28, 2013 11:50:26 PM

I've had this 1TB (56% used space) seagate external HDD for few months, but on last week, whenever i watch a video (on VLC) it keeps showing "bad file descriptor" and then it will stop the video, at first i thought it was only the problem of vlc, but wenh i tried WMP, and KMP it shows the same thing.
After googling the problem, i found out that there is a possiblity that the HDD might have bad sectors in it.
so i tried the error checking option (but because it's taking a long time i cancel it)

so my question is, can the error-checking repair can repair the bad sector? and if it can, how long it will take to finish the scan? (approximately)

Thanks in Advance

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a b G Storage
September 28, 2013 11:55:40 PM

download klite codec pack ( large )
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September 28, 2013 11:57:23 PM

swifty_morgan said:
download klite codec pack ( large )
i tried it also, same result

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a b G Storage
September 29, 2013 12:04:12 AM

hook it to a SATA port on the motherboard instead of usb. .............. it takes as long as it takes.............. make sure you select both boxes when you do the scandisc/repair function............. let it run overnight...........
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September 29, 2013 12:22:57 AM

swifty_morgan said:
hook it to a SATA port on the motherboard instead of usb. .............. it takes as long as it takes.............. make sure you select both boxes when you do the scandisc/repair function............. let it run overnight...........


will it repair all the bad sectors? also i'm using a laptop, is it ok to keep it on for 24 hrs?
I'm sorry for asking so many questions, i'm a noob in these things
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a b G Storage
September 29, 2013 12:30:42 AM

Did you go to seagate online and download there tools to check your drive?
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September 29, 2013 12:33:29 AM

johnnyb105 said:
Did you go to seagate online and download there tools to check your drive?

yes, i did download seatools for windows, but when i want to run scan, it keep saying that scanning can cause the HDD fail, and all the data will be erased. (after reading that i changed my mind and decided not to scan it further)
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a b G Storage
September 29, 2013 8:45:27 AM

you having troubles with all videos?
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September 29, 2013 11:43:57 AM

swifty_morgan said:
you having troubles with all videos?

no, only some, but i can't even send the broken videos to my internal HDD
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a b G Storage
September 29, 2013 12:06:46 PM

what happens if you uninstall and reinstall?
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September 30, 2013 1:14:07 AM

swifty_morgan said:
what happens if you uninstall and reinstall?

so i just did the error checking (took me 18 hrs) but the result is satisfying. all the videos are working normally again. all the songs working normally.
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