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#1 Ben_26

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 07:52 AM

I have a OEM Version Windows 7 Premium Activated Genuine Windows which has been successfully installed and working fine  after following the forum helpful members advice.

 

On installation it is on Drive C and all the old data has nearly filled up the whole of Drive D , i have old desk top(which still freezes up too) and documents Pictures still on  D Hard Drive   , from when  the computer would not boot  at that time,  which i can access  now on my new arrangement

 

Booting  .I was wondering after my recent Hard drive health scans of rellocation count of 3 and Current pending sector count of 9 could this be the reason for finding Bad sectors that i have never checked after  the installation?

 

I ran WD Datalifeguard for windows on a long 3 hour scan of Hard Drive it did find some bad sectors which i tried to repair but it said it failed to repair them.  Also S.M.A.R.T Scan on a quick scan found no sector problems like ChystalDisk info did which i found suprising!

 

Would it help  to zero Drive C and D to fix the problem  .(or just Zero C Drive)

 

Thank-you for any ideas to move forward

 

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 11:22 AM

Is your hard drive made by Western Digital?  Did the Datalifeguard diagnostic give a pass or a fail for the drive?

 

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 11:55 AM

 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 01:38 PM

Is your hard drive made by Western Digital?  Did the Datalifeguard diagnostic give a pass or a fail for the drive?

 

Louis

Hi hamluis, My Hard Drive is Toshiba MK6465GSX It passed the quick Test   but  it failed the extended test asking if i wanted to Repair the bad sectors but

it could not so got a Failed message.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 01:46 PM

Hi dc3

  thanks for kind your help with Speccy

here is the info as follows

 

  http://speccy.piriform.com/results/DFhofpN0nGRjZmYVsamgkci



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 04:02 PM

There's actually a Windows utility that can check for a repair bad sectors on the hard drive.  

 

Open a command line Window in Windows (Start>type in cmd inside "Search Programs and Files") and type in chkdsk /r.  

 

Then reboot, and Windows will run the utility for you.  Any bad sectors should hopefully be gone after that.  



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 04:54 PM

Actually...the only way to "repair" bad sectors...is to format the partition/area.

 

What chkdsk /r does...is try to move data files which may be on bad sectors...move them to an area of the partition which does not present problems.  It's not always successful in these attempts.

 

When the partition is created by formatting...it will not include known bad sectors in the partition structure.

 

Considering how many sectors there are on a hard drive...and how small in size such may be...at worst, bad sectors can be looked at as an indicator that there may be more serious hard drives on the way.

 

Bad Sectors Explained Why Hard Drives Get Bad Sectors and What You Can Do About It - http://www.howtogeek.com/173463/bad-sectors-explained-why-hard-drives-get-bad-sectors-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/

 

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

 

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 06:08 PM

Hi There hamluis

 Thank -you very much for taking the time to send me the links

Very interesting too.

Did the Datalifeguard diagnostic test again Failed both short and extended ( 07 )

I noticed my counts have gone up and down!

 

rellocation count of  3  now at 5

and a new one listed of .....reallocation event 5

 and Current pending sector count down from 9 to 8

 

you mention "the only way to "repair" bad sectors...is to format the partition/area." .....does this mean the C Drive and D drive also ?

And is Formatting  the same as  zeroing i notice the utilities have this facility to zero ?

Cheers from England UK

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 07:15 PM

Please...post the data requested by dc3 in post #3.

 

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:33 AM

Hi hamluis,

 I hope it works this time,here is the Speccy

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/EHU38HLUdef1mefVZzm1E7C

 

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 07:48 AM

Hi Ben -

A quick outside view is based on the posts you left.

 

Memory is lagging due to several things.

First - You can make a bit more memory, and basicly the HDD is "aging" and too small Plus it only has one stick of RAM where another one (minimum) is needed.

Physical Memory
Memory Usage: 66 %
Total Physical: 1.84 GB
Available Physical: 640 MB

RAM
Memory slots
Total memory slots: 4
Used memory slots: 1
Free memory slots: 3
MemoryType: DDR3
Size: 2048 MBytes
Channels #: Single

HDD -
596GB TOSHIBA MK6465GSX (SATA): 34 °C (980GB is generally used these days,,)
Interface: SATA
Capacity: 596 GB
 

You may be told by the others that this is right or wrong, but based on your Speccy alone, this is my opinion to speed up and will create a "Fresh experience"

 

I hope the others agree - :)



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:09 AM

Actually...the only way to "repair" bad sectors...is to format the partition/area.

 

What chkdsk /r does...is try to move data files which may be on bad sectors...move them to an area of the partition which does not present problems.  It's not always successful in these attempts.

 

When the partition is created by formatting...it will not include known bad sectors in the partition structure.

 

Considering how many sectors there are on a hard drive...and how small in size such may be...at worst, bad sectors can be looked at as an indicator that there may be more serious hard drives on the way.

 

Bad Sectors Explained Why Hard Drives Get Bad Sectors and What You Can Do About It - http://www.howtogeek.com/173463/bad-sectors-explained-why-hard-drives-get-bad-sectors-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/

 

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

 

Louis

 

Yeah....the main point I was trying to get at is there is no need to use 3rd party utilities for this particular exercise.  Perhaps I should've been more clear about that. 



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 11:48 AM

Hi noknojon

  thanks for looking at my Speccy Report

and for you input on things that need to be upgraded on my Acer which i will certainly do.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 11:54 AM

Hi Dudeage,

Thanks for your help and input

 

  Would you agree that to Repair bad sectors i  should  format the partition/area and would that mean the C Drive and also the D drive Or Just C ?

Would  Formatting be  the same thing as  zeroing ?

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 12:02 PM

There's actually a Windows utility that can check for a repair bad sectors on the hard drive.  

 

Open a command line Window in Windows (Start>type in cmd inside "Search Programs and Files") and type in chkdsk /r.  

 

Then reboot, and Windows will run the utility for you.  Any bad sectors should hopefully be gone after that.  

Oh Sorry dudeage i didn't get back to you on this reply post..... I did do that test ,chkdsk/r  but no problems were found in that very long scan






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