Damaged Hard Drive

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  1. wahn

    wahn New Member

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    I have a hard drive that seems to be damaged. Is there any way I can perhaps get windows to overlook damaged sectors and use only what works? What can I do?
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Have you tried running chkdsk? Make sure you tick the box to fix broken sectors.. You can find chkdsk by right-clicking on your HDD, choose properties, tools and then 'check now'...
     
  3. wahn

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    the HDD doesnt isnt even recognzed by windows anymore. When I boot with the damaged HDD plugged in Chksdk starts but cannot execute what it does.

    Should I play around with different master slave connection settings?

    Should I bring this HDD in for repair (Theres nothing really important on it)

    Ideas?

    Many Thanks,
    W.
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    It sounds a a bit terminal if chkdsk refuses to run... I'm unsure how you would go about repairing it really..
     
  5. village idiot

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    Buy replacement sadly, I had a segate let go, lucky I managed to backup once the fun started, because by the end of it it wouldn't even run chkdsk.
     
  6. shriculsla

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    I accept with information:the HDD doesnt isnt even recognzed by windows anymore. When I boot with the damaged HDD plugged in Chksdk starts but cannot execute what it does.
     

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