With the development of technology, computers are used in life and work. Due to disk usage for a long time, you maybe encounter many problems, especially disk bad sector problem – the commonest issue. Maybe it is because your hard drive quality is bad or disk is old; or you use it improperly.
If you encounter the following situations, maybe your disk has bad sectors:
1. When reading a file or running an application, disk will warn there is an error or file is damaged. Or it is taking much time to read data.
2. The sound of disk is not normal.
3. If there are notices “Sector not found” or “General error in reading drive C” when computer can’t boot, maybe it is due to bad sectors on disk.
Once there are some errors in hard drive, data that are stored in the bad sector can be damaged or lost, which will cause irretrievable damage. Therefore, in order to prevent from data loss, it is essential to check whether there are errors on hard drive.
How to do hard drive test? A surface test tool is your good choice. Here MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition can be used to achieve this goal. As a partition and disk manager, this freeware is useful to manage your disk and partition well with powerful functions. As for disk bad sector test, you can use its “Surface Test” feature to check hard drive for errors. Do as the following guidance.
Step 1: You need to download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition firstly. And install this freeware on your computer. Launch it to its main interface.
Step 2: You need to select a disk which you want to check, and right click on this disk, select “Surface Test” feature. Or you can also select this function from “Operations” menu after selecting a target disk.
Step 3: Then you can click “Start Now” button to check your hard drive. After finishing disk test, you can see whether your disk has bad sectors or not. MiniTool Partition Wizard helps you to mark disk bad sector or healthy sector in different colors. If there is a bad sector, it is marked as red, in contrast, it is green. From the following screenshot, the disk block is without read error.
MiniTool Partition Wizard only can check disk error, so you can’t use it to repair your bad sectors. If there is an error in your hard drive, please search a solution in Google. You’d better backup your important data or replace this bad disk.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is really very useful to check hard drive for errors. With only three steps, you can know whether there are bad sectors on your hard drive.
In addition to testing hard drive bad sector, this partition and disk manager is also available to resize partition, extend partition, copy disk/partition, migrate system to SSD/HDD, convert NTFS to FAT, rebuild MBR, do partition recovery, etc. You can use it to manage your disk and partition well. Just try it now.