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read / write retries, can I limit the number of attempts in windows 7

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July 12, 2014 9:46:36 AM

I have a drive playing up. I beleive there is windows registry setting which limits the number of read retries. Can anyone tell me what it is ?
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July 12, 2014 1:25:45 PM

You can sometimes limit retries and reallocation at the firmware level for certain models, if you are intent on data recovery.
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July 12, 2014 1:33:55 PM

I read somewhere that by default windows will retry possibly millions of times which is what causes system to hang when you have a bad sector. And that you can specify a value for number of read/write retries. It is that registry setting I am looking for. Do you know which it is ?
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July 12, 2014 1:37:32 PM

Sorry, I don't know.
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