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will defraging a hard drive with bad sectors cause an issue?

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my 320 gig has 27 relocated sectors if i defrag it will it kill the drive?
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Wouldn't you want to try running checkdisk first? I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "relocated sectors"...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Techprimus;13657997 
Wouldn't you want to try running checkdisk first? I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "relocated sectors"...


it means dead spots on the hard drive
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I would try checkdisk first. That's kinda what it's made for. As to your defrag question, someone else will have to get that one because I have no idea.
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Shouldn't kill it. If the bad sectors have been detected, then the system marks them as unavailable and won't move anything into them.

Though I'd buy a new drive myself, yours is now unreliable.
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Is it a new HD?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zen00;13658028 
Shouldn't kill it. If the bad sectors have been detected, then the system marks them as unavailable and won't move anything into them.

Though I'd buy a new drive myself, yours is now unreliable.

alright. i do plan to buy all new hard soon.
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Is it a new HD?

no its ancient lol i took it from a 2007 Dell just using it for an XP drive
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I'm somewhat having the same problem as you, and I read that you should NOT defrag, as it can corrupt some data.

Edit: But wait... in the thread title, you put "bad sectors," and in your post, you put "relocated sectors." By relocated do you mean that you already did chkdsk and it was able to correct the errors? If you did, you can defrag without a problem.
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CHKDSK can cause more errors or delete files around the bad sectors. Just saying...
    
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What you'll need to do is transfer all your data over to another device, because soon enough it's possible that it could become a dead HD.
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