View Full Version : bad sectors in hdd....

15-07-2001, 12:50 AM
I own a 5-year-old 2gig hdd and there is bad sector of 9.9megs. And ever since then, i think my computer has slowed down.

how can i remove bad sectors?
or do i need to buy a new hdd?

15-07-2001, 01:04 AM
If you reformat the drive it will test the bad sectors, but they probably wont be fixable.
If you are getting more bad sectors then your hdd is dying, 5 years is an average life for a hdd, and it sounds like it hasn't had an easy life and I would recomend replacing it.
Regarding the speed, just a guess but the drive might be slow as it has to work around the bad sectors as they are in a frequently accessed place.