Is It Feasible To Format A Hard Disk And Fix Faulty Sectors

A faulty sector on a hard drive is a little cluster of storage space in the hard disk that looks to be defective. Requests to read or write will be ignored by the sector. Both older HDDs and contemporary SSDs can have bad sectors.

There are two sorts of bad sectors: physical, caused by physical damage that cannot be rectified, and software, caused by software mistakes that may be addressed. The following factors contribute to the formation of both physical and logical sectors:



4.Virus/Malware Infection

3.Error in the File System

5.Incorrectly turn off computer

6. Power failure


The Quick format removes files from the partition but does not scan the disk for bad sectors, whereas the low-level format not only removes files, creates a new file system, and a partition table, but also scans for bad sectors and repairs or marks them as inaccessible so that Windows will not read or write those blocks. The Windows CHKDSK command can be used to permanently fix damaged sectors on a hard drive.

After you’ve repaired the disk using the Command Prompt, you may format it completely. You can thus recover a previously inaccessible or corrupted hard drive sector. You may fix faulty sectors on a hard disk by formatting it using these techniques.

Step 1 Go to Windows Explorer and simply select the drive you wish to wipe. Right-click and go to the “Format” option.


Step 2 This would open a dedicated pop-up window where you can select the file system (like FAT or NTFS) or change the partition table style. Click on the “Format” button and confirm your choice to wipe the drive.


Step 3: You can also format the disk from the Disk Management utility that you can access from Control Panel > Computer Management.

Step 4: Select the partition, right-click, and later click on the “Format” button. This will launch a dedicated wizard that you can follow to format the hard drive.


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