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"Sector not found" error appears

by Harshada321 / March 31, 2013 9:42 PM PDT

My PC was working fine. Suddenly today morning I found my PC giving an error "Sector not found"
Please help to let me know what exactly is the problem.

Thanks in advance.

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me again
by Swift29 / April 11, 2013 1:50 AM PDT

Hey Harsh,

I'd think your drive may be going bad. If true, you should try and copy your data to another drive (if you have no backup) and then try checking the hard drive's integrity. Bob's link probably does that. You could then try a reformat. If it's not just a virus fooling you.

Another way to get help is to post on helpful sites like tom'shardware, anandtech, hardwarecanucks, etc. etc. Many sites out there with people who can help. Good luck.

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Blocked by web anti-virus
by Harshada321 / April 11, 2013 4:07 PM PDT
In reply to: me again

Hey Swift,

I have tried to open the link provided by Bob, but my anti-virus "Kaspersky Internet Security 12" is not allowing me to open that link as it is been blocked by web anti-virus. It is notifying me of being a malicious link.

Thanks for your reply.

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Re: malicious link
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 11, 2013 5:16 PM PDT

I don't have Kaspersky, but it isn't blocked by Avast, and nothing seems wrong with it.
So either find another PC/laptop/tablet/phone to read that link, or temporarily disable the antivirus.

Of course, that only applies if it IS that malware. I think it's just as likely that your hard disk is going south and you need to install a new one.


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