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Old 08-26-2007, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have about a million errors in my Event Viewer and they are all saying my HD has a Bad Block...What should I do?
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Mind giving some more explanation to your problem? It could be a Bad Sector that's been corrupted.
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The device, \Device\Harddisk3\D, has a bad block.
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Probably a badsector in HD. Backup your files and run scandisk.
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Like farinha said, badblock= bad sectors on HD, run chkdsk or run a manufacturers utility for the HD
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Bad sectors just mean that the hard drive cant write to that particular area. When you run chkdsk it finds those bad sectors then basically locks them away so that the computer doesnt try to write to them again, thus keeping them from causing more problems. The good news is if it is only a few bad blocks your hard drive will be fine, the bad news is that depending on the age of your drive, these errors might just be the tip of the iceberg for a failing hard drive. You might look into getting a new drive and transferring your files over to it if there is anything that you cant easily replace.

Also, go to the website of the drive manufacturer and download the test utilities, if the drive is going bad, you might be able to get it replaced depending on the age.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's under two years old, I bought an account on mozy.com to back it up, but the estimated time is 3 weeks to fully upload everything! so hopefully it doesn't cut out
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3 weeks? wow waist of time , 3 dvd disks= 5$, time = 20min , doesnt that sound better?
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I'm backing up like 300gb's, but the 3 weeks is only 98 of them
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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Michael Samuel>e:

E:\>cd\

E:\>^V
'▬' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

E:\>chkdsk /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first.
ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) y
Volume dismounted. All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
Volume label is New Volume.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
File record segment 5804 is unreadable.
File record segment 5805 is unreadable.
File record segment 5806 is unreadable.
File record segment 5807 is unreadable.
File record segment 5820 is unreadable.
File record segment 5821 is unreadable.
File record segment 5822 is unreadable.
File record segment 5823 is unreadable.
File record segment 9860 is unreadable.
File record segment 9861 is unreadable.
File record segment 9862 is unreadable.
File record segment 9863 is unreadable.
File record segment 10216 is unreadable.
File record segment 10217 is unreadable.
File record segment 10218 is unreadable.
File record segment 10219 is unreadable.
File record segment 13428 is unreadable.
File record segment 13429 is unreadable.
File record segment 13430 is unreadable.
File record segment 13431 is unreadable.
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Deleting index entry WinAVI Video Converter + Key Gen in index $I30 of file 2420
.
Deleting index entry WINAVI~1 in index $I30 of file 2420.
Deleting index entry mge-retail-srk.r00 in index $I30 of file 5802.
Deleting index entry mge-retail-srk.r16 in index $I30 of file 5802.
Deleting index entry MGE-RE~1.R00 in index $I30 of file 5802.
Deleting index entry MGE-RE~1.R16 in index $I30 of file 5802.
Deleting index entry 16 - Some Other Sucker's Parade.mp3 in index $I30 of file 1
0198.
Deleting index entry 16-SOM~1.MP3 in index $I30 of file 10198.
Deleting index entry 06 - Shot Down In Flames.mp3 in index $I30 of file 13074.
Deleting index entry 06-SHO~1.MP3 in index $I30 of file 13074.
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
Recovering orphaned file bs-apre2.iso (10220) into directory file 10217.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file bs-apre2.iso (10220) into directory file 10217.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file bs.nfo (10221) into directory file 10217.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file bs.nfo (10221) into directory file 10217.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file GEAR.NFO (10222) into directory file 10217.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file GEAR.NFO (10222) into directory file 10217.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file TRACKE~1.TXT (10223) into directory file 10217.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file Tracked_by_Demonoid_com.txt (10223) into directory file
10217.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file TRACKE~1.TXT (10223) into directory file 10217.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file Tracked_by_Demonoid_com.txt (10223) into directory file
10217.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
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.
Adding 5 bad clusters to the Bad Clusters File.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) DATA attribute.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

156288320 KB total disk space.
144420188 KB in 49888 files.
19496 KB in 2662 indexes.
20 KB in bad sectors.
123524 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
11725092 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
39072080 total allocation units on disk.
2931273 allocation units available on disk.

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