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Regenerating Hard Drive? Dell Dimension 9200 XPS


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#1 sheada74

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:34 AM

XP forum sent me over to your expert panel to ask about regenerating a hard drive to attempt to clean up 20KB of bad sectors on a hard drive that I received when a virus/trojan/malware attacked my computer?

I have read about regenerating a hard drive and was wondering if that would be an option for me?

I have a Dell Dimension 9200 XPS

Running XP

Here is what we have tried:

Re-installed XP (had to unfortunately)
Changed BIOS RAID options to get CD to load
Ran SAS, TDS, GMER, OTR, McAfee, MS Malicious Software, etc. All that comes up are adware/trojans (a couple) that get quarantined and now I am clean
Ran all types of CHKDSK (r, d, f, p) and each time from the WIN screen it is showing "volume dirty"
Below at the end of this post you will see my most recent CHKDSK showing this
SEATOOLS-DST short scan fails on both C and F drives, general short scans Pass and general long scans pass

Is regeneration an option for me? How do I do it? Any other "internal" hard drive suggestions you all have to help fix these bad sectors? I currently random get blue screen shut downs and "STOP" messages as well as "hard failure" messages every once in a while when my HD is pushed/stretched like downloading something and checking e-mail, or opening a file in My Docs and surfing the net.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!!!

CHKDSK results:

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Winlogon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 11/10/2010
Time: 3:15:07 AM
User: N/A
Computer: D799CXB1
Description:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
The volume is dirty.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 4 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 4 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 4 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.

74670119 KB total disk space.
38264336 KB in 133612 files.
56104 KB in 9684 indexes.
20 KB in bad sectors.
282695 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
36066964 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
18667529 total allocation units on disk.
9016741 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
e0 44 02 00 cb 2f 02 00 4d 8e 03 00 00 00 00 00 .D.../..M.......
9c 06 00 00 02 00 00 00 2f 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 ......../.......
0a a8 73 0c 00 00 00 00 ca 99 b6 6c 00 00 00 00 ..s........l....
d0 39 cc 29 00 00 00 00 3e d3 04 16 06 00 00 00 .9.)....>.......
fc 27 e9 ff 01 00 00 00 76 1a 0c ba 08 00 00 00 .'......v.......
a0 2b fc 6e 00 00 00 00 b8 3a 07 00 ec 09 02 00 .+.n.....:......
00 00 00 00 00 40 78 1f 09 00 00 00 d4 25 00 00 .....@x......%..

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

74670119 KB total disk space.
38264340 KB in 133613 files.
56104 KB in 9684 indexes.
20 KB in bad sectors.
282695 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
36066960 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
18667529 total allocation units on disk.
9016740 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
e0 44 02 00 cc 2f 02 00 4e 8e 03 00 00 00 00 00 .D.../..N.......
9c 06 00 00 02 00 00 00 2b 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........+.......
a4 55 c2 0c 00 00 00 00 80 95 13 6d 00 00 00 00 .U.........m....
18 ad b4 26 00 00 00 00 a6 ff ef 27 06 00 00 00 ...&.......'....
be 13 f5 ff 01 00 00 00 92 b1 99 c9 08 00 00 00 ................
a0 2b fc 6e 00 00 00 00 b8 3a 07 00 ed 09 02 00 .+.n.....:......
00 00 00 00 00 50 78 1f 09 00 00 00 d4 25 00 00 .....Px......%..

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


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#2 sheada74

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:41 AM

Here is link that talks about it...specifically for Dell. Also read about it on other forums like this one, but don't trust them as much as you all! :)

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smarrman/marb35/en/troubles.htm#1254204

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:00 PM

Those suggestions...only apply to RAID volumes on Dell systems.

<<Dell OpenManage™ Array Manager User's Guide Version 3.5>>

Do you have a RAID set up?

FWIW: There is nothing that "fixes" bad sectors. Bad sectors are usually marked and then avoided/not used...in the same manner that we would avoid a sink hole which has opened on a street or highway.

Bad Sectors On Hard Drives - http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1583&page=3

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