In this post I am going to write about one way in which you might be able to detect bad sectors.
In this post I am going to write about one experience I have had detecting bad sectors on a hard drive.
In the future I will write other posts about my personal experiences detecting bad sectors.
Below is one experience I have had detecting bad sectors.
I have a friend that I was helping repair his computer over the phone. My friends computer had the windows XP operating system installed.
I had him make a change in the windows registry and then exit the windows registry. I had him go back into the windows registry to make sure that the windows registry had saved our changes. The windows registry did not save our changes. We tried to make the change several times and the windows registry still would not save our changes.
The windows registry is suppose to automatically save changes when you modify anything in it.
The windows registry does not ask you if you want to save changes, it just saves them.
I told my friend to bring his computer to me so I could run a full set of diagnostics on the computer using the PC-Check diagnostic program.
I tested all the hardware in his computer and the only problem detected by PC-Check was that the hard drive had bad sectors. At this point I used a data recovery program to recover his data. After using a data recovery program to recover his data I then used PC-Check to erase all the data on the hard drive and fix the bad sectors on the hard drive.
PC-Check is a good computer hardware diagnostic program that can help you repair bad sectors on your hard drive. PC-Check does not have a bad sector repair option in it’s menus but the way to repair bad sectors with PC-Check is to use the option that erases all the data on the hard drive you want to remove the bad sectors from. This option is usually the Low Level Format, Destructive Write Test or Low Level Initialise Drive option. This option may be called something different in each version of PC-Check.
The point I am trying to make is that when you try to make a change to the windows registry and the windows registry will not save your changes then one possible reason might be that the hard drive has one or more bad sectors. Of course any time that you try to make a change to the windows registry and the windows registry will not save your changes this does not always mean that your hard drive has one or more bad sectors. You will need to check the hard drive to see if it does have any bad sectors.
Also if you are having trouble opening some files or saving some files on your hard drive then one possible reason could be that your hard drive has one or more bad sectors. If you are having trouble opening or saving some files you might see an error message when you try to open or save certain files. Of course your hard drive might not have any bad sectors when you are having trouble opening or saving some files. You will need to check the hard drive to see if it does have any bad sectors.
For a list or programs that can detect and repair bad sectors read our Data Recovery From Bad Sectors post.
For free data recovery software read our Free Data Recovery Software post.
For even more data recovery programs read our Data Recovery Software Experiences post