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How to Fix Reallocated Sector Count Warning

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Jul 17, 2024 • Filed to: Answer Hard Drive Problems • Proven solutions

Q: How to fix the reallocated sector count warning?

"Hello, guys. I bought a new HDD around three years ago. It was working fine till the last week. But now, I can't access anything when I start my PC. I have been receiving a reallocated sector count warning. Is there any way to fix this issue?"

Did you know that you can monitor the health status of your hard drive? This is by using S.M.A.R.T which is in-built in your PC’s hard disk drives (HDDs). Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology might show Caution as its status information. If this happens and there is a consistent increase in the value of Reallocated Sector Count you need to do something. You must monitor your hard drive and the data in it.


This warning means the hard drive is failing and if it is used like this, it could result in a permanent data loss. Below is more information about the hard drive reallocated sector count fix.

Part 1: Reasons for Reallocated Sector Count Warning

Can reallocated sectors be trusted to store data safely? The answer is no. These parts of the hard drive platter that stores 512B of data should not be used like this. The sectors are reallocated when the hard drive gets errors while writing, reading, or verifying data. The data is then moved to the spare sectors of the disk. This part of the hard drive operation prevents corruption and data loss.

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