How to Repair A Bad Sector in Windows 7/8/10?

If your hard disk has bad sectors, you need to know the situation of your hard disk. If the disk is damaged bad enough you’d better replace the disk with a good one.

1. Choose the way that you want to use to check partition: Check Partition PropertiesCall Windows Chkdsk to fix errorsSurface Test. Click OK.

2.Manually fix/repair bad sectors with Windows built-in bad sector repair tool

For Windows 10/8 users:

  • Open This PC > Right-click on System drive and choose Properties.
  • Go to Tools > Click Check.
  • Under Error-checking, click on Check.
  • Review the scan result > Click Scan and repair drive.
  • Choose when to repair the file system.
  • Wait for Windows 10/8 scan and repair the hard drive bad sectors.

Fix bad sector in Windows 7:

  • Open Computer > Right-click the hard drive you want to check for bad sectors and select Properties.
  • In Properties window, click Tools > Check now in the Error-checking section.
  • Click Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors > Click Start.
  • Review the check disk report.

How to Repair a Bad Sector in Windows XP?

  • Close all programs and files > Open My Computer;
  • Choose a hard drive and right-click on it > Select Properties;
  • Click Tools under Properties > Click Check Now in Error-checking section;
  • Choose Check Disk options to check and repair bad sectors: Automatically fix file system errors and click Start;
  • If an error message pops up, asking you if you’d like to schedule the disk check when you restart the computer, click Yes to restart the computer and repair bad sectors;
  • Review the check disk report: 0 means no errors were found, 1 means that errors were found and fixed.


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