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Where can I find one?
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doesn't exist, once the sector is bad, that is it, it is bad.

you are better off saving as much info as you can and getting a new drive sorry =/
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Try MHDD, It won't repair the sector. But from what I remember, it will program the drive to the sector from being used and thus leaves you with only the good ones. Then again this was the MHDD back in 2006. I do not know if the new version does this since I have not used it in quite some time.
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SpinRite can apparently permanently remap bad sectors. But it costs money.

If you're running Windows, chkdsk /R c: (from a command prompt) will also search for and remap bad sectors. (But it does it at the filesystem level, so some tools like HDTune can still detect the bad sectors.)
     
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
If you're running Windows, chkdsk /R c: (from a command prompt) will also search for and remap bad sectors. (But it does it at the filesystem level, so some tools like HDTune can still detect the bad sectors.)
Yup, that's probably the best option you'll get without spending money.

When a drive starts getting bad sectors, I usually get data off ASAP and replace it. With the two drives I've had over the years go bad like that, the effect tends to snowball - once a drive has developed a few, it'll develop more, a lot more often.
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Some bad sectors are logical errors that can be fixed by zero writing the drive, but most of them are physical damage, that even if remapped, are a sign of impending drive failure.
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