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Bad sector formation in hard disk and steps to keep hard disk clean


Posted Date: 28-Jul-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Devices & Accessories Issues    
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This resource will provide information on the bad sector formation in the hard disk and the steps that are available to keep the hard disk clean.



Hard disk is the secondary storage device in the computer system. There are lots of cased in which the secondary storage device is getting affected. It is necessary that we should always keep our hard disk clean and free from the fragment files. Keeping the hard disk clean is very much necessary to protect your files and data that are present in the hard disk. There are many steps by which you can keep your hard disk clean. In this particular resource you can find the reason for the bad sector formation in the hard disk.

Steps to keep the hard disk clean :



Remove the fragment files that are present in the hard disk with the help of the disk defragmenter.

• In windows 7 the disk defragmentation occurs automatically and there is no necessity for manual defragmentation.

• Don't store unwanted data and this will create cluster files in the hard disk.

• Disk clean up option will help you to remove the cluster file from your hard disk. You can find the disk clean up option from the properties of the hard disk.

• There will also be another option for the checking up the disk. This will also be helpful to keep the hard disk clean and free from the unwanted files.

• You can also take back up of the files and go for the formatting of the hard disk frequently.

• You can take back up of the data in a CD/DVD to keep the memory space free in the hard disk.

Bad sectors are nothing but the unwanted files that are not necessary for your system. These bad sectors make the system slow and access of data to be very slow. When you are not clearing the bad sectors there is a major possibility that you may lose your data in your hard disk. It is necessary that you should protect your system with the help of the good antivirus program. If the virus formation is increased in your system then there is a major possibility for the bad sector formation in your hard disk.

In windows 7 the disk defragmentation is an automatic process so that the fragment files are removed then and there. If there has to be some bad sector in the hard disk it will be because of the error in the hard disk or because of the virus files that are present in the hard disk. Whenever you focus on the disk check option there you can find the option to recover the hard disk if there are any bad sectors present in it. It is very much necessary that you should clean the hard disk frequently so that the fragments are cleaned at the proper time.

When you are installing a program or uninstalling a program then it is necessary that you should use add or remove programs that is present in the control panel. If you use the add or remove programs to remove any particular program from your system then all the files that are associated with the program will be searched and removed. If you go for deleting any software or program manually all the files will not be removed. This will lead to the cluster formation in the hard disk.
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