Bad sector's ???

Tom H tomh0665 at
Wed Jul 21 11:53:13 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 7:37 AM, Gilles Gravier <ggravier at> wrote:
> On 21/07/2010 13:27, Larry Shields wrote:
>> I was just using the program Disk Utility, and went through each on of my
>> hard drives, it shows
>> that my 250gb drive has a few bad sector's on it...
>> My question is there a way to correct this, without loosing any data...???
> When you start having bad sectors, it's time to change the disk. Most modern
> disks will remap data from bad sectors (if they can still read it) to good
> sectors. But you should get a new disk, copy all of the old disk to the new
> one and scrap the old one.

If this is on an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem, you can use fsck.ext2's
"-c" option to find bad blocks and add them to the bad block inode. It
would be a temporary fix though; a disk replacement is required.

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