How to Use Victoria to Test and Fix Your Hard
Disk Hello! This video will show you how to check a hard,
external or SSD drive for surface defects or bad sectors, and fix them with the free
program called Victoria. Use the link in the description of this video
to download this program, and then: • Start Victoria as Administrator. • In the Standard tab that opens we can
see the list of all drives connected to this computer, and information on them. It includes drive name, number of clusters,
memory and the motherboard connector the drive is using. • The SMART tab shows the drive status,
namely its current SMART values. To see it, click on Get SMART and Victoria
will show in the right window the current drive status. Please note that SMART is not supported for
USB drives. The window in the left shows the list of attributes
with their values. The most important values are those shown
in Tresh and RAW columns. Tresh is the value that an attribute has to
reach to be recognized as critical. RAW is the most important indicator for evaluation
of the drive status. It contains real values directly telling you
about the disk health. There are many SMART attributes, and all of
them are important. But in our case, the following items will
be the most important for quick evaluation: 1 – frequency of read errors. There are many of them, but it’s not critical
because this number coincides with the attribute. 195 – the number of errors fixed by hardware
means 5 – the number of sectors reallocated by
the hard drive to a reserved area. In our case, there are none – 0. 187 – the number of sectors to be reallocated. There are also none – 0. 196 – the number of reallocation operations. None. If values in these attributes were higher
than zero, or if they were not corrected with hardware means in time, it would indicate
there are problems with the drive. • Now let us move to the most important
tab Tests which actually tests the disk for bad sectors. Let us start the test and look at it in detail
while the program is working. To do it, click on Start. This is where you can set the beginning and
the end of the tested area, which is by default set to cover the entire drive: these are fields
Start LBA – End LBA. You can also choose what the program does
after the test, choose a test type and so on. For a simple test, don’t change anything. The principle is like this: the drive is divided
into sectors having similar length, and the program sends a request to every sector. The longer time it takes for a sector to respond,
the more likely it is to fail. This problem can be caused by both physical
wear of the hard drive and wrong use. Bad sectors can be hidden by replacing them
with good sectors from the drive’s reserved area. Before the test begins, choose one of the
options: Ignore, Remap, Erase, Restore. o In the Ignore mode, the program analyses
and represents information. At the moment, we started testing in this
mode. o In the Remap (reassign) mode, the program
replaces damaged or bad sectors with good sectors from the drive’s reserved area;
o With the help of Restore mode, you can try restoring the sectors damaged at the software
level; o In the Erase mode, the program tries to
write data into the damaged sector and use it further. This mode is recommended to experienced users
only. As you can see, Victora analyses the drive
and shows the number of sectors in categories depending on their response time. This information is also shown graphically
in the left window. The sectors shown in orange are supposed to
have problems, while red or blue ones are damaged, i.e. bad sectors. Green sectors have a certain response delay
but they don’t need correction yet. After the testing is over and it shows some
damaged sectors, you can do the following: • You can go over the drive in the Remap
mode. • If there are bad sectors left after this
operation, the drive can be tested again, this time in the Restore mode. To do it, choose the necessary mode and click
the Start button again to begin. You should understand that Victoria is a very
useful utility but it cannot eliminate all problems with your hard drive; its task is
to test a working drive without physical damage and fix bad sectors at the software level. Victoria cannot fix a worn-out or physically
damaged drive. You can use Hetman Partition Recovery to recover
data lost because of bad or damaged sectors in your hard drive; find the link in the description. If you liked this video, click the Like button
below and subscribe to our channel to see more. If you have any questions, leave a comment
to ask one. Thank you for watching and good luck!

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24 thoughts on “How to Use Victoria to Test and Fix Your Hard Disk in 2019 👨‍💻🛠️💻

  • July 22, 2017 at 3:44 pm
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    great video and very well explained. thanks!

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  • September 17, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    whats this "passport error" on top left corner in software window? i cant do anything. plz suggest.

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  • December 27, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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    Watch how to use Victoria to test and fix your hard disk. Did you like the video? Click Like button and subscribe to Hetman Software channel. We will be glad to answer any questions in comments.

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  • January 6, 2018 at 1:51 pm
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    GOOD MORNING I downloaded victoria 4.47, oppend it as admin. dosent work. upper left corner I get …passport error…. in the standard center page nothing shows….and at the lower bottom were you could right I get ….get passport..time out …get drive passport : drive error….dont understand much Im not a pc wizzard…any suggestions..??? thank you

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  • January 16, 2018 at 12:13 pm
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    how is it possible for a solid state drive (ssd) to have an surface defect?

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  • February 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm
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    Thank you, your video really helped!

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  • February 19, 2018 at 5:24 pm
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    how to fix delay in hdd

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  • June 8, 2018 at 5:43 pm
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    Дзякуй за відэа й падрабязнае тлумачэньне.

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  • August 14, 2018 at 6:56 pm
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    thank you for your clear instructions

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  • September 15, 2018 at 6:19 pm
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    can I use it on a external HDD via USB?

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  • September 23, 2018 at 2:37 am
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    Very helpful, thanks.

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  • November 13, 2018 at 7:59 pm
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    if choose remap option, existing data on bad sector will be lost or move to good sector
    ??

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  • December 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm
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    Wait, can you use this on the drive that is currently running the OS?

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  • January 6, 2019 at 2:02 pm
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    does not show my hdd or ssd

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  • January 18, 2019 at 5:15 am
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    talk too much
    just give us step 1 2 3 4
    for fix hdd

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  • January 20, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Warning !!!! Don't download this crap, it installs a log witch encrypts all your .txt files and images. Fortunatly, I had a save of all my files, otherwise, all were lost. You get a bunch of txt files where a den of morrons, RATBNU ENCRYPTED, tells you that all your files a encrypted and you have to pay to recover your files. This fucking den of morrons with oyster brains have no more than try that to get easilly money, and might be better in jail. DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS CRAP!!!!!!!!!. FUCK YOU RATBNU. Best regards to all

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  • March 25, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    Great video, thanks. Do you know why the grouping times has increased in the new version of victoria? Before we had groupings by 5ms or less, 20ms or less, 50, 200, 600, >1. In the new version, we have 160ms, 660ms, 1.7s, 6.6s, 19s. It seem that a lot of slow hdd´s and ssd´s, are going to show white or light gray squares…

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  • June 18, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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    poor voice quality hard to understand

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  • August 26, 2019 at 9:59 pm
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    Do i need to format hard drive to remap bad sectors or it can be ran with all the data on it ?

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  • September 11, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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    My disk is 500gb in size. Gigabyte motherboard cut off part of the drive. Now windows shows 200gb. Please help.

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  • November 25, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    Very Professional explanation. Thanks.

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  • December 27, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    remap is not working i get no acces under windows and get me link to faq on site of victoria, in rus lol so

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  • January 11, 2020 at 3:27 pm
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    How can I use it when computer asks for password on boot

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