Related to disk diagnosis, I have some questions and all are related to each other. That’s why I am asking all questions in the single post.
Is it correct, in most cases, bad sectors issue is a software-based issue which can be resolved by various ways but removing all volumes and Windows installation are the best way?
We all know chkdsk is a well-known command for local disk diagnosis. Also, we all know parameters like
/f for fixes errors on the disk.
/r for locating bad sectors and recovering readable information.
/x for forcing the volume to dismount first, if necessary.
I read, the disk must be locked for using /f and /r.
Is chkdsk /f enough for resolving bad sector issue?
How does chkdsk /f work for resolving bad sectors and for how long it works?
What is locked disk here? How do I know, by default, disk is locked or unlocked?
Like locked disk, let me know about mounted and dismounted. And how do I know, by default, disk is mounted or dismounted?
What should be the ideal states of disk; locked or unlocked and mounted or unmounted?
In case of two disks (like SSD and HD), if Windows is installed in SSD and HD is partitioned in various volumes; can I diagnosis all volumes at the same time or can I diagnosis HD at the same time with a single command?
For disk diagnosis, chkdsk has been in use for long time. Does Windows offer any other advanced way for disk diagnosis?
Please resolve my all above questions.