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Bad Sectors in External HDD

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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  1. download klite codec pack ( large )
  2. swifty_morgan said:
    download klite codec pack ( large )
    i tried it also, same result
  3. Best answer
    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...........
  4. 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
  5. Did you go to seagate online and download there tools to check your drive?
  6. 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)
  7. you having troubles with all videos?
  8. 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
  9. what happens if you uninstall and reinstall?
  10. 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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