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Today i got a D:\\$Mft error and a delay write error. I guess they are both the same errors. These errors are on my back up hard drive so i guess thats a relief. This is on XP. I downloaded so diognositc software from western digital and it say that the problematic hard drive has to many bad sectors for it to complete the extended test. Does this mean i need to reformat the drive? i can still view and use the files on that drive. Im kinda lost at what i need to do or if i should even worry about this. Also the only time i get these errors is when utorrent is saving files to that drive.
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No. This means you need to RMA your drive or buy a new drive. Sorry man... but bad sectors = faulty drive and anything on that drive is going to become corrupted.

You shouldn't ignore this either. I suggest getting some dvds and backing up all the files on that hard drive while you still can.
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well poop.... This drive is only 2 or 3 years old. is that a oldtimer in terms of HDs? or is it just western digital being crap? So i should unplug the drive to prevent further corruption untill i can get another drive because the good drive i have on here just cant hold everything i have on the defective hd.
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well poop.... This drive is only 2 or 3 years old. is that a oldtimer in terms of HDs? or is it just western digital being crap? So i should unplug the drive to prevent further corruption untill i can get another drive because the good drive i have on here just cant hold everything i have on the defective hd.
Nah but alot of drives tend to fail at about 3 years.. they are moving parts so their lifetime isn't as long as most computer parts.

Usually your drive will last about as long as they offer warranty, which is usually 3-5years. (companys tend to make their warranty slightly longer than the average lifetime of the product)

Western Digital makes some very reliable drives (the best drives IMHO). I would unplug your drive until you get a new hard drive to back everything up to.
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ok well thanks for you help. rep+ for you!
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can't you run chdsk to fix bad sectors?
    
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post #7 of 11
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that doesnt fix them that just ignores them so you cant use them in the future. I have too many errors for that to work unfortunatly.
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post #8 of 11
Good help here. I was just wondering if low level formating software would cure the bad sectors? Comments?

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A low level format would not cure the bad sectors.

You could run a 'chkdsk /r' on the partition and Windows will attempt to fix the bad sectors or it will mark them unusable so the system knows not to write to that particular sector.
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You might try using SpinRite on the drive. Unfortunately, SpinRite is not free, so you'll have to justify whether or not the $89 is worth it. I have used SpinRite to fix a bunch of my drives though and it works wonderfully.
 
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