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Bad sector

Nismo83

OSNN AZN Addict
#1
I was wondering, does a 8KB bad sector kills? I got this 8KB bad sector in my old system HDD and the HDD is already out of warranty.

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Intel P4 1.5 Ghz
Intel D850GB MOBO
256MB PC 800 RDRAM
20GB Maxtor HDD (5400 RPM)
40GB Maxtor HDD (7200 RPM)
52X Creative CDROM
8X4X32 Creative CDRW
16X ASUS DVD ROM
Iomega 100 MB USB Zip Drive
SYBA Ultra ATA IDE controller card
SB live 5.1 DE
Aging Gainward 64MB GF2MX400 --> | Upgrading to GF4 Ti4 series |
Altec Lansing ACS 56
Dlink D538TX NIC

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#2
small bad sectors are actually pretty normal on all HDD's, shouldn't be a problem really. if you reformat and reinstall an OS on it, the bad sectors will be ignored and nothing written on it.


 
X

XP Abuser

Guest
#3
they only become a problem if theres alot of them or theyre in the boot sector of the hd
 

Nismo83

OSNN AZN Addict
#4
thanks for the info..

I am currently {
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Intel P4 1.5 Ghz
Intel D850GB MOBO
256MB PC 800 RDRAM
20GB Maxtor HDD (5400 RPM)
40GB Maxtor HDD (7200 RPM)
52X Creative CDROM
8X4X32 Creative CDRW
16X ASUS DVD ROM
Iomega 100 MB USB Zip Drive
SYBA Ultra ATA IDE controller card
SB live 5.1 DE
Aging Gainward 64MB GF2MX400 --> | Upgrading to GF4 Ti4 series |
Altec Lansing ACS 56
Dlink D538TX NIC

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