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how do i repair the bad sectors on my Hard drive?

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gechurch

Thank you for posting these steps eren (and in fact these steps are the same for other versions of Windows as well).

I do want to be clear about some wording though. As Walter has stated Windows is not able to fix bad sectors. It can find them and will make a note to itself not to try to use those sectors again, but it can do nothing to fix them. Once the OP has run through the steps you have provided, he will need to open the event log and find the output from the chkdsk. If it shows anything other than 0KB bad sectors, then he will need to replace his drive as it is failing and will start to get more and more bad sectors and will corrupt more files.