How to remove bad sectors from Spear hard disk

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Hello, I have a spear hard disk of 20 GB which have some bad sectors in it. It is working fine and bad sectors are marked but the problem is that I want to sell it and no one is buying the hard disk due to its bad sectors. Please can someone tell me the procedure to completely remove these bad sector so that they even not shown in Scan Disk. Thanks in Advance, Irfan Azher

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If you are using Windows Operating syste of any version, it has already a ScanDisk feature where you can scan and attempt to recover the detected bad sectors from your hard disk drive.

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  • Brutusbrighteyes
    Drive is junk - pitch it!
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  • Jagdish
    I dont know whether this will work, but you can give a try, First take a bakup of data. I am not sure what type of BIOS you have or what type of Disk you have. You can go to the BIOS Settings, and try to format the harddisk from the BIOS. This is a lowlevel formatting. This may remove the bad sectors logically. However, if the disk is having physical damage, then it is good to discard it. Regards Jagdish
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  • Masterlarry
    Depending on where the bad sectors are located on the disk, it may or may not interfere with the OS or programs people intend on using it for. Kinda sounds to me like you arent being honest and trying to sell bad goods. I'm sure selling a hard disk with "some" bad sectors, again depending on location of bad sectors and OS etc, shouldint be that hard. Be honest, get what you can but make sure people understand what their getting. And be upfront about it, don't wait for them to discover it on their own. Honesty works, try it.
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  • Melchizedek
    In my opinion. Every hard dreive has 'bad sectors' It appears that when the drive was fully functional and running it was 'jarred' creating the 'bad sectors' because pre-existing 'bad sectors' are marked and managed by manufacturer (Q&A) before shipping. Use the tool "GDISK" if you can find it, and wipe drive then use the DoD (Department of Defense) feature to clean drive up. Also remember, its a 20gb drive that is worth in my estimation $20-$30. For perspective, I threw out an 80 gb Maxtor which was brand new...OK...accidentally...but the point is your time and the effort of others does not equate to the resolution. Do as was suggested before..tell the buyers that it has bad sectors and take the first offer.
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  • jinteik
    what my friend did last time was he created the partition on top of the bad sector
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