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What does "Bad sectors" mean?

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The short answer is the physically damaged area of a hard drives platters. A few instances of it isn't that big of a deal but if they keep increasing it means the surface of the hard drive is failing.

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It usually happens with age. As in the hard drive is just wearing out and reaching the end of its life.

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Hmmm, well, my old hp vista pc had like 10 bad sectors, and now it cant boot fully, like, it loads, but only halfway, then it gets a blank black screen. also, it wont load the recovery menu

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You should run some hard drive recovery tool that will sign bad sectors and then re-install your system. This should work it out though drive will be smaller in GB since bad sectors won't be read/used anymore.

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try and redo your boot sectors by using a vista recovery disk and going into cmd.exe from the menu options, but you gotta set your bios to read your cd drive first. and if you're in vista you typebootrec.exe and you can probably figure it out from there, if ya need more information IDK, just reply to this.

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