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If bad sectors are recovered, is hard drive ok?

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Last response: in Storage
December 2, 2009 11:52:40 AM

I realized I had been getting multiple disk errors the past couple of days. I ran HardDrive Regenerator from a bootable Hiren's disc. The program found and recovered 8 bad sectors. Is the hard drive ok now? What are the chances this will happen again? I have backed up all my important data, just really dont want to spend the money on a new hard drive here.


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a b G Storage
December 2, 2009 2:52:15 PM

The program probably recovered the data from the bad sectors and marked those sectors as unusable. I would run a scan at least 1 a week for a month to check for new bad sectors. If you don't get any new ones then I would say your ok. If every scan finds new bad sectors then I would by a new drive and only use the old one for storage of non-critical files.