How to Do Disk Surface Test

Daisy updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Partition Master Guide | How-to Articles

With the disk comes into increasing use, the bad sectors will be more. The data stored in a bad sector may be corrupted or lost.

How to know if there are bad sectors in the hard drive? A surface test tool does what it implies - it scans the hard disk surface, check bad sectors and mark bad sectors so that the computer knows they will be not used in the future.

The partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master can come to help with its surface test feature. It can identify bad sectors by reviewing the hard drive. When it finds bad sectors, it will mark those sectors with red color so that the system knows not to use them. It may allow them to be read, the data stored on the bad sector is still accessible, but they cannot be written to. Other more complex cases such as to migrate OS to SSD or GPT partition recovery can all be fixed on your own with this software now.

How to do a surface test with EaseUS Partition Master

Download and install EaseUS Partition Master on your computer, then follow the steps below to perform a surface test on your disk or partition.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Step 1: Download EaseUS Partition Master and install it. Right-click the disk that you want to check, and then click "Surface test".

click surface test

Step 2: The operation will be immediately performed. Bad sectors will be marked as red.

wait for the process to check your sectors
 
 

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Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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