How to Fix Bad Sectors Using HDAT2 Utility on Bootable USB Flash

Bad sector is a sector on your hard drive that cannot be used for storing and reading data. A sector is marked as bad when it provides too slow reading speed or cannot be read at all.

We recommend to check HDD for bad sectors presence once a year. If you store some extremely important data on the drive – check it even more frequently.  If you detected a bad sector don’t hurry to throw your HDD away. In many cases it can be fixed and you can use your disk storage again.

HDAT2 is a great utility designed to detect and repair bad and unstable sectors. It can be run from CD/DVD or USB disk. Here is our ultimate step-by-step guide on:

  • how to create a bootable USB flash disk with HDAT2 utility;
  • how to check your hard drive for software and hardware bad sectors;
  • how to fix bad sectors on your HDD;
  • how to upgrade HDAT2 version on your USB stick.

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How to Remove an Extension from Edge

As you might know Microsoft Edge browser which is preinstalled in Windows 10 now supports extensions. There are only a few available from the Store by now, but over time, the number of them will increase and you may want to uninstall some. Here is the guide on how to remove an extension from Edge browser and how to uninstall all of them at once.

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How to Create a Full and Reliable Backup Image of Your Windows 10

create backup image of Windows 10

Windows 10 as well as the older versions of the OS has System Restore feature. But unfortunately it doesn’t help to recover operating system in 100% of cases. For example, if your disk gets physically damaged the restore point files can also be corrupted.

In this guide we will tell you how to backup Windows 10 and easily recover it at any time. We advise to use AOMEI Backupper Standard freeware utility for Windows 10 for system backup purposes. 

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How to make USB eject icon always visible on the Taskbar of Windows 10

By default Windows 10 is configured to hide some icons from the Taskbar to save space. And often people don’t know how to safely remove USB flash or correctly stop using another external storage device because they don’t see the USB eject icon. And here is our simple guide on how to make USB eject icon always visible on the Taskbar of Windows 10. 

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