Repair bad sectors on Windows® 7
What causes bad sectors on Windows 7?
When your Windows 7 system runs, you may receive messages suggesting that your hard disk contains bad sectors. The errors thus appearing on the screen are flagged as 'CRC' or 'Cyclic Redundancy Error'. The errors on the hard disk may result in the missing of some files. Sometimes, it becomes impossible to access certain files and folders. The sectors are divisions of the hard disk and bad sectors on it cannot be written or read. Physical damage or inconsistencies of parity checking bits on disk may result in the loss or corruption of data on that area. Magnetic weakening of the domain and mechanical faults may result in bad sectors on Windows 7. You may not able to retain data from the areas of hard disk, where it lost its magnetism. Such sectors have a tendency to spread and they may be non-repairable.
Following points may give users an idea about the reasons of bad sectors on Windows 7:
- Causes of bad sectors
- Tips to remove bad sectors
- Bad sector removal software
Causes of bad sectors
Most of the users may not care about the effect of the sudden switching off of the power supply connected to the computer. But that can cause an improper shutdown of the system, and lead to creation of bad sectors. The presence of virus on your system is another reason for the corruption of hard drive sectors. The scanning of the corrupted hard drive may increase the complication of data recovery from the hard disk. The bad sectors may also be caused by head crash, which results in the permanent loss of data from the disk.
Tips to remove bad sectors
Sometimes, the bad sectors in the hard drive may cause the system to behave in a strange way. Thus it is important to create up-to-date backup of data to prevent any loss of critical information. For fixing the hard disk errors on your Windows 7 system, you need to follow some simple steps. First you have to double click on 'My computer' and then select the hard disk that you need to repair. From the file menu of the selected hard disk choose 'Properties'. Then you need to choose the 'Tools' tab and click ‘Now’ button under 'Error Checking Status'. In the next step, you can choose either 'Thorough' or 'Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors', depending on the version of Windows.
Disk repair is a bad sector removal and repair software. The sectors of the hard disk may get corrupted due to extensive read write operations, sudden voltage surges, viruses, and corruption in boot records. This bad sector repairing utility repairs the bad sectors that are logically formed. This software is simple and it helps the users whenever they meet with any disk problems.
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