Monday, December 16, 2013

Repair Hard Drive Bad Sector 2

Repair Hard Drive Bad Sector, Case No.1

Step 1. Preparation Before Repair

  • Download Hiren's Boot CD 9.9 (iso file) - Can use for Win XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
  • Download BurnCDCC
  • Make bootable CD, Hiren's Boot CD 9.9
  • You can use the Hiren's BootCD, higher version

Step 2. Damage Analysis

  • Turn on the computer, press Delete/Esc/F2 to enter BIOS
  • SATA Controller Mode. SATA Controller Mode from AHCI, changed to IDE / Compatibility

  • If the hard drive is the first boot, changed to CD/DVD Room

  • Insert Hiren's CD 9.9, save BIOS setting and restart
  • When Hiren's Boot CD menu appears, select Start Mini Windows XP - Enter.

  • Damage Analysis No.1 Checking system partition. How; Press START - Programs - Administrative Tools - Disk Management. Open the Disk Management to check the system partition. When the drive had bad sectors, it is likely corrupted system partition. Information from Disk Management is very important, because we can know where the bad sectors (drive C/D/E), and the effect of bad sector on the drive, so that we can take the right decision, before the repair is done.

  • Information from Disk Management, follow up with checks; locations of bad sectors and the number of bad sectors. Checking bad sectors, performed with HDD Regenerator. HDD Regenerator can be found in Hiren's BootCD 9.9.
  • Damage Analysis No.2 Checking bad sectors. Restart the computer, from Hiren's Boot menu select Start BootCD - Hard Disk Tools - HDD Regenerator - Enter. Enter choice = 2, Scan, but do not repair (show bad sectors). Scan, but do not repair (show bad sectors) aims, to know the location bad sectors, and the number of bad sectors in the drive.

  • Here is the bad sector scan results
  • Information from Disk Management and HDD Regenerator, gives an overview of the problems we face.
  • Because it found one bad in drive C (soft bad), the next step is, do the repairs with HDD Regenerator

Step 3. Improvement

  • The solution can be found in the video below
After successful repair :
  1. The operating system will return to normal
  2. The data on drive C will be back to normal (not required recovery data)
  3. Hard disk is still feasible to use