I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit system running a Dual Core 2.3ghz processor with 4mb ram.
I have some bad cluster problems with my primary drive C. Sometimes I get the blue screen of death, and an automatic reboot. In the reboot, the system goes through a chkdisk procedure and reports on several bad clusters. The drive is a 1tb drive partitioned into two sections 1 section is 124,2 gb (the boot section) and an 807.39 gb secondary drive labeled drive F. This is a Western Digital SATA drive.
I recently purchased a second 1tb Toshiba SATA drive, and cloned my drive C to the new Drive D. I used the freeware version of the program HDClone to do the job. The new drive D is an exact clone of drive C. There are two partitions D = 124.2gb, and E = 807.39gb. During the cloning, there were some sectors that contained the bad clusters that were not transferred to Drive D. However, so far, I have not discovered any major programs that are not operating as they should. If I discover a minor glitch, I think I can reinstall that program and solve the problem.
I have checked the new cloned drive, and it seems to work fine. I tested it by disconnecting the original boot drive C from the system and rebooting. Everything went good, however a little loss in speed. I then ran Win 7 repair disk on drive D. The repair program found some errors and repaired them. When I then retested drive D, it seems to now run at the same speed as the old Drive C ran at.
I plan to reformat the old Drive C, and let the format mark the bad clusters as unusable so that I can remove the blue screen of death problem. My concern is this:
Under disk management the description of the two physical drives are as follows:
Volume Layout Type File System Status
Drive C: Simple Basic NTFS Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active,
Crash Dump, Primary Petetion)
Drive D: Simple Basic NTFS Healthy (Active, Primary Petition)
Since drive D does not register that it is a System and/or Boot drive with parameters of Page File and Crash Dump, will there be any problems down the road if those parameters are missing.
My goal is to make drive D my new drive C with a drive D partition, and the older drive (presently drive C) my secondary drive E with a drive F partition. Will just renaming the drives in disk management accomplish this goal, or is there a more correct way to rename the drives?
Thanks for any and all help.