bad sectors and new hardrive

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by albert smith, Oct 9, 2004.

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    albert smith Guest

    my vaio sony has developed too many bad sectors.

    is the problem only in the hard drive, and once replaced all will be ok?

    or there is more to it, and is more complex?


    albert smith, Oct 9, 2004
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    Frederic Guest

    Hi Albert

    Bad sectors are damaged sections on the surface of the disk. If you replace
    the hard drive it will be ok. An hard drive should run several years without
    developping bad sectors. If you have bad sectors quickly after replacing the
    hard drive it may be caused by vibration.
    Frederic, Oct 9, 2004
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    10_4 Guest

    Weak or bad power supplies cause this as well!
    10_4, Oct 9, 2004
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    So can power spikes/brownouts, or not turning the computer off properly.
    Toolman Tim, Oct 9, 2004
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