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Hard Disk issue ( bad sectors )

asked 2018-04-07 14:43:35 -0500

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please i need some help , yesterday a little heavy hard object felt down on my laptop right where the hard disc is ,so i went to check if it made any damage and i got those results from a test by a Terminal command :

i would like to know if there is any problem with it and how can i fix it or limit the damage ( since in the disc statue , its says : Disk is ok , 96 sectors damaged ) and it's increasing everyday

Thank you

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answered 2018-04-07 15:21:18 -0500

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I don't know why your original question was deleted, but there's enough information in this one to give you an answer. If the number of bad sectors is increasing every day, I'm start off by assuming it's a hardware issue. Back up any data you need to keep, take the laptop back to the store and see if you can get the drive replaced under warranty. (Since you dropped something on it, they may claim that it's not covered, but there's no harm in asking.) If not, replace the drive anyway, install Fedora and restore that data. If that's not practical at the moment (I understand that finances can be a problem.) take the backup, store anything you want to keep on a flash drive and replace the drive as soon as you're able to.

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