So I have a 1 TB external HDD and I think it might have a bad sector, but I don't know for sure.
So originally I had this HDD split into 2 partitions: one for music/movies/media related items (FAT32), and one for programs/software/documents (NTFS). The media partition being much bigger than the "Software" partition.
So I was backing up one of my computers and putting it into the "software" partition and I was only putting about 1gb of backed up data onto it. Then all of a sudden in the middle of the transfer is stops transferring and it says the Software partition cannot be read. I try this a couple more times and the same thing happens.
I then try to transfer the backed up data to the Media partition and it works fine.
So then i try to run the CMD prompt "chkdsk" on the Software partition and it runs fine. But when I run "chkdsk /r", where the "/r" tries to recover bad sectors, and it fails to complete (gets stuck at a random percentage whenever I run it, but usually <15%). And I also notice my HDD starts making a loud spinning-clicking noise.
I run the same "chkdsk" on my Media partition and it runs fine. So my best guess is that somewhere maybe I formatted the Software partition wrong and some sector must have gotten corrupt or something like that?
So what I'm looking for is an answer of whether or not the sector of my external HDD is corrupt and whether or not there is a fix for it. Any knowledgeable answer is greatly appreciated!