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My Hard Drive Has Bad Blocks


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#1 EL MAJE

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 08:33 PM

Hello everyone,

I just discover that my hardrive has bad blocks, the OS is windows 2000, I already did a chkdsk ..defragmentation

and finally I was trying to add more room to the C: drive with Acronis, but them it gave an error saying that partition

with bad blocks cannot be resized. Should I get a new hard drive and moved all the stuff that I got from this drive or

is there a software that can fix those bad blocks??? thank you for your info..

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 09:17 PM

can you burn ISO's on your system? if so go to http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ and download the ISO and burn it to a cd, and boot up with it and run the diagnostic for the HDD manufacturer.

also you can download http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php and install it and run it to check all your hardware.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:36 PM

can you burn ISO's on your system? if so go to http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ and download the ISO and burn it to a cd, and boot up with it and run the diagnostic for the HDD manufacturer.

also you can download http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php and install it and run it to check all your hardware.



Thanks for your advice Robert...I'll try that. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 01:01 PM

If you know or can find the manufacturer of the hard drive you can go to their web site and download their diagnostic tool which will have been designed specifically for you hard drive.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 01:18 PM

A little info: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/29 AND http://www.pcrescue.com.au/problem010411.htm

Normally, chkdsk /r (at least in XP) will pick these up, mark them, and work around them. I don't know if that's true of Win 2K.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:07 PM

El Maje,

not a problem, UBCD has the manufacturers diagnostic and repair utilities on it, and when you run it, make note of any info it provides you. I would like to know what it stated.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:47 PM

"UBCD has the manufacturers diagnostic and repair utilities on it"

keep in mind that ubcd is a 500mb+ download, where as seatools,wddiag,shdiag etc. are under 1mb ;)
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:14 PM

yett UBCD can test more than just his HDD. it's a very good utility to have.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:34 PM

true and true, not fun if he/she has dialup though :'(
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:36 PM

if they are on dialup, I would figure they would say something.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:58 PM

pretty much, in the pc shop i work in, i dont beleive what a customer says, and i always assume the best/worst depending on the situation....

and i never assume anything(sounds contradictory, but yeah i dont mean it like that :S), always ask them the very basics of basics, you would be suprised....

btw, i got told all of this by my boss's, and it is very very true unfortunatly :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:15 PM

If you know or can find the manufacturer of the hard drive you can go to their web site and download their diagnostic tool which will have been designed specifically for you hard drive.



Hi dc3..Western Digital is the manufacturer of the HDD, I'll check their diagnostic tool too.

Thanks!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:19 PM

A little info: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/29 AND http://www.pcrescue.com.au/problem010411.htm

Normally, chkdsk /r (at least in XP) will pick these up, mark them, and work around them. I don't know if that's true of Win 2K.

Louis


Louis, that is what I thought too, but when the chkdsk finally finished, it came out with no errors (strange)

Thanks for those links Louis!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:21 PM

El Maje,

not a problem, UBCD has the manufacturers diagnostic and repair utilities on it, and when you run it, make note of any info it provides you. I would like to know what it stated.


Got it!! :thumbsup: I'll do this tomorrow and get all the results.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:26 PM

"UBCD has the manufacturers diagnostic and repair utilities on it"

keep in mind that ubcd is a 500mb+ download, where as seatools,wddiag,shdiag etc. are under 1mb ;)



I don't think I'll be having a problem downloading that here at work, our conection is very fast. Thanks for the info. Tristan!! :thumbsup:




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