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Windows 7: Bad sectors on HDD

11 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Bad sectors on HDD

Hello all,

I have been reading posts here ever since I got my Windows 7. Today, I have had to sign up because I have a problem with my OS/HDD.

Some days back, I got a "Windows detected a hard disk problem". So I scheduled a check disk. It moved some files, and my is back to normal (not slow anymore).

But the thing is, I still get the same dialog at least 4 times a day. Is that something to worry about ?

Should I change HDD or just reformat this one ?

Thanks for your help.

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11 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

My course of action would be to back up anything important right away, and then invest in a new hard drive.

You're lucky you've had a warning - very often you don't get one before a hard drive fails.
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11 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

My course of action would be to back up anything important right away, and then invest in a new hard drive.

You're lucky you've had a warning - very often you don't get one before a hard drive fails.
Thanks. I will do that.

So you think that a hard drive with some bad sectors won't run for long ?
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11 Nov 2011   #4

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You could Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
But soulds like HD drive needs replacing.
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11 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

You might also want to consider running a manufacturer specific diagnostic scan:

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools

Edit: looks like theog beat me to it, hadn't refreshed the page.
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