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#1 kalysto

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:12 AM

Hi all, newbie here! I believe my hard drive is a Seagate ST380011A. I've used 45.8G with 28.6G free.

I'm afraid I can't say exactly when I started noticing a problem, but it has been going on for a while now, and according to my event viewer all the way back to the start of the month, at least. It was very bad, constant errors, but now seems to have settled to every now and then again.

The device, \Device\Harddisk0\D, has a bad block

I only seem to notice my computer freezing up due to this error while browsing the web, I updated to Firefox 3 a couple weeks ago, which led to the slow down in errors (or so it seems). I ran all the spyware/virus checks and nothing came up at all, apart from a couple cookies, unless it's really well hidden.

I would not of even suspected any problem other than spyware if not for the blue screen error I had during a defrag a week or so ago. It didn't seem to affect gaming (KOTOR2 or WoW), but I haven't loaded them up since it crashed.

STOP:0x00000077 (0xC000000E, 0xC000000E, 0x000000, 0x00030000)

I haven't run any other scans for fear I'll break something and not get the thing to start up again. :thumbsup:

Hope someone can advise! Thanks for reading!

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:46 AM

Hello kalysto and welcome to BC.

It does look like a damaged disk, try http://www.hdtune.com/download.html (free version) and perform an error scan. Or use the manufacturers own tools for the drive. http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:20 AM

Back again.

I ran HD Tune and ended up with 2 damaged blocks of 30mb each (0.1%). Will any errors mean a new HD?

Oops, forgot to add, the 'health' section gave me 2 yellow highlighted warnings..

[05] Reallocated Sector Count
(current) 63
(worst) 63
(threshold) 36
(data) 1513
(status) ok

[OA] Spin Retry Count
(current) 100
(worst) 100
(threshold) 97
(data) 0
(status) ok

Edited by kalysto, 20 August 2008 - 07:29 AM.


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:25 AM

I had a similar problem a while back. My problem was that I had put my laptop down on the floor a bit harder than I should have :thumbsup: After 3 reformats and countless error scans and chkdsks I could not repair the damaged blocks.

I ended up buying a replacement drive.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:13 PM

Bummer! I figured that was the way but better to make sure. Thanks for your help.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:58 PM

No problem, glad to help.

http://www.grc.com/spinrite.htm may be worth a read, I have never used it, but have heard good things.
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Alan.




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