Cut bad sectors of hard drives with Low Level Format

By Laura

Low Level Format (LLF) is a very powerful feature in fixing errors of hard drives. When other error fixing softwares “surrender”, it is time to use Low Level Format.

The first thing that I would like to remind you is that the usage of Low Level Format (LLF) can make your hard drives lose warranty and affect hard drives. LLF can deeply intervene into the structure of hard drives. Therefore, you should only use LLF after you have tried all other normal bad sector cutting softwares such as Partition Magic, etc. Here, will instruct you to use LLF via HDD Low Level Format Tool software.


Firstly, you download HDD Low Level Format Tool. If you have not had the software, you can download the latest version of HDD Low Level Format Tool here: HDD Low Level Format Tool

Step 1: After downloading and installing the software, you will see an interface of the software as follows:

The first line includes the name of your hard drives listed by the software. Next, click to select the hard drives needing to be fixed and click Continue.

Note: You need to exit all running programs to fixed bad sectors for hard drives.

Step 2: A new window appears, select Low-Level Format and click Format This Device for the program to run.

You only need to wait for the program to finish running. This process is quite time-consuming. After formatting hard drives, restart the computer to see the status of the hard drives.

Through this article, we have instructed you how to cut bad sectors of hard drives with Low Level Format function. In addition, to use the computer effectively and minimize HDD bad sectors, you should refer to and use  defragmentation softwares available on


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