If there are errors or bad sectors on the hard drive or the partition, the hard drive or the partition may encounter some problems. Don't worry, this post will show you how to check hard drive for errors and fix the problems respectively.
Your hard drive is the place where all the most important data is stored. There are various methods to check on hard drive error– from built-in methods in Windows to your HDD manufacturer’s diagnostic tools, and I'm going to talk you through the best methods.
As is well known, checking hard drive always focuses on two aspects which are checking whether there is a bad sector on hard drive and checking whether is a corrupted file system on your partition.
Check Bad Sectors on Hard Drive
In order to check bad sectors on hard drive, you can take a piece of third-party software.
Thus, MiniTool Partition Wizard, the professional partition magic, would be a good choice.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is designed to deal with a lot of disk and partition matters. For example, it can be used to test disk speed through the Disk Benchmark feature.
It can also help you to copy hard drive to another one without losing any personal data.
Thus, to check whether there is a bad sector on the hard drive, you can purchase yourself a MiniTool Partition Wizard pro software.
Step 1: Install the software and launch it to enter its main interface. Then select the disk which you want to check and choose Surface Test feature from the context menu to continue.
Step 2: In the popup window, click Start Now button to check hard drive for errors immediately.
Step 3: When the process of testing hard drive for errors is finished, disk block without reading error will be marked with green color. As the following picture:
Step 4: However, if MiniTool Partition Wizard has found some hard drive errors, the block with reading error will be marked with red color, as showing in the following picture:
Step 5: However, if you have found bad sectors on the hard drive, you need to transfer the data first and use the special tool to mark the bad sectors as unusable. And when the operating system meets them next time, it will skip them automatically.
Step 6: In order to mark the bad sectors as unusable, you can input the chkdsk /f/r in the command window to mark the bad sectors as unavailable. Then type Y to continue.
In addition, you can also use other specific software to shield the bad tracks.
When you have finished the above steps, you can shield the bad sectors and they are marked as unusable. However, if there are too many bad sectors on the hard drive, thing would become worse.
Thus, you can read the post What to Do If I Find Bad Sectors on Hard Drive in Windows 10/8/7 to find the solution.
Clone Hard Drive If There Are Too Many Bad Sectors
In order to clone hard drive, MiniTool Partition Wizard can achieve that and would not bring any damage to the original data. This post will show you how to operate step by step.
Besides the Copy Disk feature, you can also use Migrate OS to SSD feature which can help you to transfer OS to SSD without reinstalling the operating system.
Recover Lost Data Because of Bad Sectors
To make thing worsen, bad sectors may lead to data loss, in that case you'll need to find the data back with the Data Recovery feature of the software.
Step 1: Install the software and launch it to enter its main interface. Click the Data Recovery feature in the toolbar to continue.
Step 2: In the popup window, select the hard drive which has lost the data and click Scan to continue.
Step 3: When the scanning process is finished, you can see that all your lost files are listed here. Then check the files you need and click Save to continue.
Step 4: Then you are required to select a destination to save the files and click OK to continue. It is recommended to choose an external hard drive as the destination path.
When you have finished all the steps, you can successfully recover the lost data. So if you have suffered data loss due to bad sectors on hard drive, please try to MiniTool Partition Wizard to find them back.
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