bad sector in hard drive

dreams's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2008
Light Poster
i have a hard disk which has a lots of bad sectors at a certain drive.i am using this hard disk as a slave in my computer.i haven't installed any os on this disk.This hard disk usually hangs my computer.when i remove this disk,my computer operates smmothly.Now i wanted to install an os and use it on another can i use this hard disk for problem free operation.
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
Try a low level formating
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
Invasive contributor
format the HDD. since it is a slave i assume no partitions in it. It will be a single drive in My computer.
goto command prompt. go to the slave hdd's drive. and type
 chkdsk /x
If it asks for confirmation give 'y'. IF this doesn't solve ur problem u need to run any other program such as Tune up's disk doctor. or any defragmanter like Perfect disk , diskeeper.