N/APosted on - 01/25/2013
I have 16GB flash drive USB 2.0. I am facing a problem with it. It has some bad sector or corrupted sectors in it. It did not save the large data properly and got corrupted. It also took very long time to copy the data and format. Please tell me how to remove the bad sectors and resolve the issue. Because I am unable to save large data on it, It always gets corrupted during the copy of large data. Help me to fix bad sectors flash drive.
Help me to fix bad sectors flash drive.
Hi Ava Larry,
A bad sector can happen due to various reasons like
Memory devices been used for a long time
Type of file system used
Inappropriate plug out from the system.
After a long run, its always good to buy new devices.
You can use windows recovery option. This is known as Disk Checking.
The process is as below.
Open Command Prompt as Administrator(windows+R and then type "cmd" and hit enter)
Then, note the drive letter of your memory card(for eg: lets assume its x)
Now, in Command Prompt, type "chkdsk x: /r" and windows will check for any error in the disk and will try to recover all the data that can be recovered from bad sectors or so.
Or you can use the below method to check the disk.
Open My Computer and right click on the drive you want to check and click properties.
Now, in Tools tab, select "Check Now"
Tick every option and hit "start"
This will check the disk and will recover available data from bad sectors also.
Note: While taking out the memory device/flash drive/External HD, please use "Safe To Remove" option otherwise it may harm the drive in long run.
Hope it helps