KillDisk has a broad capabilities to handle errors encountered during continues disk processing. These options could be set through global
application preferences dialog or changed each time when disk processing starts.
Error handling attributes
At first, KillDisk allows you to select one of three ways to handle Read/Write Errors:
- Abort entire disk group processing
- This means that if you're running a batch erase and one of the disks has errors, the erase process for ALL the disks in the
batch will be terminated.
- Abort only failed disk from group processing
- This is the suggested setting. Failed disks will return an error and terminate the erase process, but other disks in the batch
will not be interrupted from completing the erase operation.
- Ignore error for disk grouping
- Ignores the read/write error and continues erasing wherever is possible on the disk. No active or forth going operations are
- Number of Read/Write attempts
- Sets the number of attempts KillDisk make to perform an operation when an error is encountered.
- Sectors to skip after detection of a bad sector
- Sets the number of sectors ignored by the software when bad sectors are found.
- Do not show Read/Write error messages
- Toggle whether or not read/write errors trigger messages to the user.
- Use disk lock
- Locks disks from being used by any other applications
- Ignore disk lock errors
- Errors encountered with KillDisk not being able to access locked disks are ignored.
- Ignore read/write errors
- Toggle whether errors should appear for read and/or write errors.