If your hard drive is acting up, PC hanging, read errors, slow access times, unable to find boot disk messages then it might be the right time that you do a scan of your drive with a bad sector checking software

You can also use the Windows disk check to scan for errors and bad sectors on next reboot but it is very slow and you will have to wait a lot to complete and it will not give you any details about the bad sectors and will just quickly pass from the scan menu

As two of my disks (SEGATE and Western Digital) had developed bad sectors so I was on the look for a good software which will be useful to diagnose the disk. A bit of searching led me to http://www.hdtune.com/ HD tune. I used it to scan the disk for bad sectors.. I was able to run the scan without any kind of reboot and it gave me the exact LBA of the sectors which had problems as well as percentage of bad sectors

There is a pro and a free version, the free version does have the error scan feature so there is no need to buy it.
Enjoy this free software and keep your disks healthy

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  1. tengkyu 4 d’information, matur nuwun (in Javanese Language), but i haven’t try the HDTUNE with my seagate HD. How about Samsung HD?

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