Will a repaired sector remain repaired after rolling out an image again
Posted on 2013-01-21
I have a laptop that won't start at all. I used Ultimate Boot CD to check the harddisk and found corrupted sectors. I initiated a repair of those sectors.
I have 3 questions:
Is it correct to assume that the data in those sectors is probably lost, and therefor the safest way forward is to roll out a clean image to that laptop.
After a sector repair, is the damaged sector section of the disk no longer used, ignored, bypassed?
Most importantly, will the process of rolling out a new image bring the defective sector back into use again??