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Damaged Laptop HDD

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Thread Starter 
The HDD still works, and I don't feel like replacing it with a new HDD or SSD. Not right now anyways.

It's a Seagate 500GB. I will occasionally hear that click of death.

According to HDTune's quick error scan, the damaged portion is at around the 420GB position. So recently, I reduced the size of the partition to less than that with the idea of not trying to access the damaged part. What are your thoughts on doing this?
post #2 of 3
It sounds like it might help, but you could also try this command =

1.Run "Command Prompt" as "Administrator"

2.Type: CHKDSK C: /F /R

3.Type: Y for Yes & Restart the Computer

Note: F = Automatically Fix file system errors on the disk.
R = Scan for and attempt Recovery of bad sectors.

Exit codes:

0 = No errors were found.
1 = Errors were found and fixed.
2 = Could not check the disk, did not or could not fix errors.

But i would back up any data you need & get a new HDD ASAP, as this might only be a temporary fix.
Edited by KEX - 2/1/12 at 7:16pm
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Thread Starter 
it's backed up. there's nothing really important. also, trying to fix the disk takes extremely long.
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