A CDE Definition
A segment of disk storage that cannot be read or written because of a physical problem in the disk. Bad sectors on hard disks are marked by the operating system and bypassed. If data are recorded in a sector that becomes bad, file recovery software, and sometimes special hardware, must be used to restore it.
Before/After Your Search Term
|bacn||bait and switch|
|Bad command or file name||baked|
|bad naming||balanced line|
|bad pixel||ball mouse|
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