Attention: The forums will be placed on read only mode this Saturday (Oct. 20, 2018)

During this outage (6:30 AM to 8 PM PDT) the forums will be placed on read only mode. We apologize for this inconvenience. Click here to read details

Mac OS forum

General discussion

How to remove pending bad sectors

by Akz1992 / November 21, 2009 10:33 PM PST

Hi, im running 10.6.2 and was wondering if and how is it possible to remove bad pending sectors, thnaks

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: How to remove pending bad sectors
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: How to remove pending bad sectors
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: bad sectors
by Kees Bakker / November 21, 2009 11:29 PM PST

I don't run an Apple. But in Windows I wouldn't trust a hard disk giving pending bad sectors and replace it by a new one. No risk for me. But you may like to try a repair. See for that.

If it's a diskette or a USB stick (you didn't tell), I'd throw it away.


Collapse -
Mac OS 8 or 9
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 22, 2009 2:08 AM PST
In reply to: Re: bad sectors

is what the article is about.
Those OS's are long in the tooth so I expect that the poster is not using them.

Where did you get the information regarding the pending bad sectors? This to the OP


Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!