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Lenovo Bad Block Repair

What is the difference between running Lenovo's built in 'Hard drive repair tool' doing a Bad Sector Repair and chkdsk with the /r /f parameters used? 

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Re: Lenovo Bad Block Repair

Hi sam13sim,


Welcome to the Community Forums.


Windows chkdsk /r /f can be limited to software bad sectors where Lenovo harddrive repair tool runs more extensive test and repair. The Lenovo tool would also check SMART integrity standards which I notice as a bit sensitive than other tools.


Personally, secondary repair tools aside from the OEM like suggested here can help and likewise confirm physical bad block if repairable. Before any process, backup your files first.


I hope this helps answer your query.



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