Is there a bad sector in my hard disc and what can I do?

Partha Sarathy March 11, 2013

I use Acronis True Image for the backup of my dual-boot system of Windows 7 and XP. Yesterday while doing a periodical backup on Windows 7 I get the following:

failed to read snapshot ox10C45A,CRC ERROR OX100155
failed to read from sector 82419748 of harddisk 1

I ran chkdsk and it returned no errors. What is this error? Any help will be very much appreciated.

  1. EL
    March 18, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Did you try chkdsk?

  2. Alan Wade
    March 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Here is an article which should help you out a lot.

  3. Alan Wade
    March 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Seatools is another app to test your drive(s). It comes in two flavours DOS and Windows, I would recommend you try the Windows version as the other is a little complicated.

  4. Partha Sarathy
    March 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

    thank you

  5. ha14
    March 11, 2013 at 9:40 am

    1514: Multiple "Failed to read from sector..." Error Messages During Partition Analysis or Backup

    Hard disk Sentinel

  6. Partha Sarathy
    March 11, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Thank you

  7. Bruce Epper
    March 11, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Hard drives do automatic sector remapping when a bad sector is encountered. The only time you will keep seeing the error is when it cannot remap the sector (no more free remap sectors available or it couldn't rebuild the sector to perform the remapping). If you continue to get more of these errors, you need to make sure you have all of your important data backed up and hopefully have a replacement drive on-hand for the eventual replacement. You also need to remember that the Microsoft chkdsk utility is not even close to the best tool for the job of checking a drive's overall status. That is what SpinRite is for.

  8. null
    March 11, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Thank You.Yes I tried to run Seagate tools but it it is not noob friendly.Then booted on my XP ran chkdsk on windows 7 partition and to my good luck it corrected one error.Then made an acronis image and now all is well.thanks for the help

    • Prashant Mirjankar
      March 12, 2013 at 5:39 am

      really shocked to hear chkdsk solved the problem.

  9. Prashant Mirjankar
    March 11, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Try using HDD regenerator if it finds any bad sector it will repair that sector. But HDD regenerator or any other similar software's are not the permanent solutions they just repair the sector so that you can take the backup of all your important files. If you are using seagate HDD use the tool provided by seagate on their website to check for any bad sector....

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