Bad sectors in the hard disk of my new netbook

Philippines
November 16, 2010 8:38pm CST
I bought a new netbook and had been using it for two months until suddenly it hanged and won't open. I heard creeking sounds coming from the netbook. I tried to run a checkdisk and I found some bad sectors. I brought my netbook to the store where I bought it. They said they are going to check it to make repairs or replace the hd. I have to wait 15 working days. How come a new netbook or laptop hard disk is going to have bad sectors? I did not drop it and taking care of it very much
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5 responses
• United States
18 Nov 10
Your facing a tough situation, as your netbook's sectors provide you with lots of convenience. I think having a warranty is better than paying upfront for service. Depending on the time of purchase, you really should have gotten a warranty even if it was later on. Your hard disks need the best, because any water or dust is capable of clogging and crashing your computer. My dell laptop had always been damaged until my third year when I didn't have a warranty. After my warranty ended, I decided to be more careful with the machine.
@payout (3722)
• United States
17 Nov 10
I see things like this, everything many makes isn't perfect however things seem perfect well some products are lol. To some peoples eyes lol. Now back to the question, I think a new hard drive like yours could of broken down was because you just got a bad one out of millions of them or thousands maybe even hundreds. However you just happen to have a bad one. You also have to remember that a hard drive is a moving part so it can break easy. If you shake it hard or bag it hard. Or it hits against something with enough pressure. It can mess up your laptop. And etc.. Making you lose important information unless you have a back up then you have no worries lol.. Another in time get a SSD it will help speed your computer it's a replace of a HD but the difference is that it doesn't have any moving parts. That's what gave it, it's name SSD Solid State Drive. They are a little costly now but it will go down but. It will increase performance . Due to the fact it's not a HDD and it doesn't have to look for information documents and etc with a moving disk.
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
common issue why harddrive got bad sectors, it usually cause by power supplied by the computer, possible reason is not properly shutting down the windows.
@susanana (126)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
A hard drive contains millions of sectors which usually go bad during its lifespan. If this happen, the data located on this sector will be corrupted, if it happened to be a program or even worse your operating system, you will find your netbook / pc unstable. A bad sector can never be repaired but the damaged sector will be marked as unusable. This will be helpful to your operating system to determine which part of the disk the data will be written the time you reformat your drive. However, the space of your hard drive will decrease depending on the extent of damage. In your case which is probably a mechanical failure maybe caused by a factory defect, damage to your hard drive would be extensive. There is no other solution other than having it replaced since damage from mechanical origin has the tendency to spread even more. Good thing you still have your warranty. Don't worry after 15 working days you will have the same netbook with a brand new hard drive. Hopefully you won't hear any creaking sound anymore
@icehut (508)
17 Nov 10
The netbook package could've been dropped either in-transit or during warehouse storage. You may have received a defective unit. I'd normally expect a Maxtor/Seagate harddisk to fail the earliest, but two months seems unrealistically early even for those brands.