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Bad sector anyway i can work around bad sector...Bought 2x250 gig Seagate rectified hdds,Installed win 10 pro there was an error to back up my hdd before it takes a crap.
I ran hdd tune and yes it has a bad sector.I there a program to work around the bad sector..thats free?
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The drive does it by itself, and if that fails Windows can deal with it as well. The drive does that "reallocated sector" stuff when it writes to a spot that's broken. It notices that writing does not work in that spot, and that spot will then be replaced with another spot in the drive's spare area. If this feature of the drive fails, then Windows will step in. When Windows gets an error message from the drive, it will mark the sector as bad and will not use it anymore.

You can force all of this by doing a full format of the drive (meaning, the kind of format that takes forever instead of the normal "quick" format that's completed in seconds).

All of that said, the usual recommendation for a drive like yours is that you replace it immediately. You should not use this drive for anything important. If you have important data on it right now, you should stop using it until you have a replacement so that it hopefully won't get worse than it is right now.
Edited by deepor - 8/28/16 at 8:00am
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Hi @phillipjos!

IMO it will be best to simply replace the drive with another unit once bad sectors start to appear.

Basically there are two kinds of bad sectors - hardware and software. The hardware ones are caused by physical damage or becoming magnetically fixed, and they are unrepairable. Software bad sectors on the other hand are when something called an Error Correction Code (ECC) doesn't match the contents of the hard drive. They could be repaired by overwriting the data on the drive with zeroes, which you can try if you want.

Hope this helps and best of luck! smile.gifthumb.gif
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Bad sectors cannot be worked around. They are a failure of the drive itself. Time for a replacement.
 
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