Had trouble booting into windows 7. It would get to the "Starting Windows screen and hang. After numerous boot attempts I managed to get to my desktop and ran CHKDSK and it hung at 27% for over 24 hours on stage 4 of 5.,so I rebooted and after several attempts managed to get into windows again. I ran CHKDSK again from command prompt and this time it went all the way through the process and I had some bad file clusters on a gaming file in one of my Skyrim mods and ChkDsk said it replaced the file. When I rebooted chkdsk started again and this time I had no errors and that my volume on my local disk was clean.
From that time on I have been able to boot into windows and I guess a bad sector was causing the problem. I decides to run the Western Digital Diagnostic and the short test passed but the extended test failed (I ran this test twice). The error that I received was "error code 08-Error was detected while repairing bad sectors". And I am wondering if I should RMA my Western Digital 1TB Veloci Raptor. drive?
I tried to run GSmart Control but when I try to run the tests I get the message" Sending Command Failed". From seeing what you experts know what the results look like when other folks have posted using this tool ,I thought if I could run it and give you folks the results and help me to decide if I should really RMA my drive for it's under warranty. I really hate to have to install all my OS and programs again. So far I have had no problem but is it a problem waiting to happen again. Any help would be appreciated for I just have basic technical knowledge.