> Detected bad sectors or clusters
Symptoms include: missing data, applications lock up, other software
problems, or in many cases, strange hard drive sounds. Scandisk
reports bad sectors and/or clusters. Safest choice is to send it
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You experience intermittent or recurring problems with your data
and applications. Scandisk or another disk integrity utility program
has run, and it reports that it has detected bad sectors or clusters.
When using the disk scanner in dos mode or in Windows' Thorough
(disk surface scan), you will usually see a map of squares representing
sectors of your hard drive. If any of these have a ‘B’
in them, that means they’re bad, and that your hard drive
is no longer safe for regular use.
The Bad News
If a bad sector or cluster is detected, you will need to get a new
hard drive and transfer the data to that drive. Don’t ever
continue to use a hard drive with any bad sectors or clusters. A
bad sector or cluster is a severe problem that will spread with
additional use. Whenever there is a bad sector or cluster on your
hard drive, it is a sure sign that the problem will continue to
worsen and you will lose more sectors and clusters the more you
use the drive. The loss of the rest of your data can be a gradual
or a rapid process after noticing the first bad sectors or clusters,
but it will happen.
The Good News
The safest course of action is to send your drive to us for professional
recovery. The cost of recovery in the early stages of this problem
is usually in the average and sometimes low range. Sometimes you
can back up your important files yourself, though continuing to
use your failing drive increases the risk that the data will be
If you don’t want to take chances with your data by attempting
backup yourself (not recommended when your data is important), or
if you tried unsuccessfully at recovering your data, it’s
time for professional recovery.
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