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Can low level format can repair bad sector?

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August 9, 2012 4:24:43 PM

I have WD 800AAJS HDD. I have 3 partitions and in 1st partitions I have windows 7 and in second partition when I open, save, copy or move data in-it the hdd slow-down and have to wait after that a message dialog-box pop-up. My third partition is fine. I have a question will a low-level format repair Hdd bad-sector. I even repair it using WD life-guard diagnostic tool but it even fails there. I can give it to RMA or should I must do a low-level format?

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a b G Storage
August 9, 2012 4:41:24 PM

A low level format will not resolve your issue. RMA the drive if you can.
a b G Storage
August 9, 2012 4:42:25 PM

Low level format will only mark bad sectors to not be used. It does nothing to repair them. Even that is only a short term fix as it will most likely have more as time goes on. WD life-guard should do the same thing but I haven't had any success with that either. Backup your data and replace the drive is your best bet.
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August 9, 2012 6:40:07 PM

Best answer selected by one_love.
August 9, 2012 6:40:27 PM

Thank You skippy & price_th both of u rite. I will give the hdd for RMA as soon as possible.