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    Default How do I check for bad sectors?

    Hi its me...again...sorry! Could someone please explain how I check my hard drive for any bad sectors? Do I do a chkdsk or is there another option please? Thank you for your time, again. The HDD by the way is a Barracuda 7200RPM 500GB.

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    You can run a checkdisk (chkdsk) command using the /R argument. You can also use the SeaTools for Windows software which is Seagate's diagnostic tools. SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

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    I posted this awhile back....it is a another option for checking a HDD

    Checking if your HDD is OK
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    Or, you can simply double click on Computer, then right-click on the drive you want to check and select Properties > Tool > Check Now under Error Checking. Check both boxes then Start. You will be prompted to run the check during the next boot. Follow the prompts to allow that, then reboot.

    Note this error checking with both boxes checked is the same as chkdsk /r.
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