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    100% bad groups of sectors

    I took a disk from an older, dead notebook and replaced the bad disk. I cursed HP a lot for making the two components that a user is most likely to change, HDD and memory, the hardest components to get at. Then I physically destroyed the bad disk. It took a lot of experimenting to discover that...
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    100% bad groups of sectors

    Windows does not see the disk when it is in the original system. Windows Explorer does not see the disk when I attach it to another system. Without a drive letter as supplied by Windows Explorer, chkdsk can not know what disk to check
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    100% bad groups of sectors

    The disk is made by HGST, apparently owned by Western Digital. It is 1 TB, 5400 rpm, SATA 3.0Gb/s. I find no model number, but HDD:5K1000-1000 and HTS541010A9E680, and two different part numbers, H2T1000854S and 0J33073. There is also a date JUN-13, compatible with the purchase date of the...
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    100% bad groups of sectors

    The disk label is covered by a metal cover that looks like it will not go back on properly if it is removed. I will pry it off today, report the make and model, and look for diagnostics from the maker. We have backups of the data.
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    100% bad groups of sectors

    Seatools aborts with a fatal error during device discovery, throw something or other that it would not let me cut and paste.
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    100% bad groups of sectors

    My wife has an HP laptop, model 14-1023cl if I can read the faded label correctly. If runs Windows 8 with one of the add-ons to make it look more like earlier versions. Maybe 8.1 instead? Sorry, I don't know. Avast runs daily. A few days ago it was very slow, and froze with a blank dull blue...
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