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Windows 7: Corrupt partition, can't boot, Startup Repair loop, tried chkdsk

19 Dec 2011   #51
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
I don't think that is going to work at this point.

Anyway, I have re-imaged my HDD using the image backup that I copied to my secondary drive. I lost some recent data but most of my programs were already in the image, and everything was backed up already. So now I am able to boot up normally as if my problem didn't happen. Thanks for the help anyways.
No problem. Glad you had a backup; they really come in handy when computers do strange things.

Edit: If you have further issues due to the drive, I would recommend doing a full format and then restoring that backup image that you have.


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19 Dec 2011   #52
MMKH

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
I don't think that is going to work at this point.

Anyway, I have re-imaged my HDD using the image backup that I copied to my secondary drive. I lost some recent data but most of my programs were already in the image, and everything was backed up already. So now I am able to boot up normally as if my problem didn't happen. Thanks for the help anyways.
No problem. Glad you had a backup; they really come in handy when computers do strange things.

Edit: If you have further issues due to the drive, I would recommend doing a full format and then restoring that backup image that you have.
When I re-imaged in Windows RE, I checked off the option for "reformat and re-partition", does that count?
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19 Dec 2011   #53
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
I don't think that is going to work at this point.

Anyway, I have re-imaged my HDD using the image backup that I copied to my secondary drive. I lost some recent data but most of my programs were already in the image, and everything was backed up already. So now I am able to boot up normally as if my problem didn't happen. Thanks for the help anyways.
No problem. Glad you had a backup; they really come in handy when computers do strange things.

Edit: If you have further issues due to the drive, I would recommend doing a full format and then restoring that backup image that you have.
When I re-imaged in Windows RE, I checked off the option for "reformat and re-partition", does that count?
I am fairly certain that does a quick format, which does not set aside all bad sectors. A full format is much slower and will do a more thorough job of making sure no bad sectors are used. Just something to keep in mind if you have any issues in the near future.
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19 Dec 2011   #54
MMKH

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post

No problem. Glad you had a backup; they really come in handy when computers do strange things.

Edit: If you have further issues due to the drive, I would recommend doing a full format and then restoring that backup image that you have.
When I re-imaged in Windows RE, I checked off the option for "reformat and re-partition", does that count?
I am fairly certain that does a quick format, which does not set aside all bad sectors. A full format is much slower and will do a more thorough job of making sure no bad sectors are used. Just something to keep in mind if you have any issues in the near future.
What would be the best way to do a full format? Through Windows or through the Western Digital tool? Like the one that writes zeros to the drive?
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19 Dec 2011   #55
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
What would be the best way to do a full format? Through Windows or through the Western Digital tool? Like the one that writes zeros to the drive?
Either would probably be sufficient. I would recommend the Western Digital tool as it is designed for your drive, though.

You should also run any disk diagnostic and repair utilities that Western Digital offers through the tool before formatting.
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19 Dec 2011   #56
MMKH

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
What would be the best way to do a full format? Through Windows or through the Western Digital tool? Like the one that writes zeros to the drive?
Either would probably be sufficient. I would recommend the Western Digital tool as it is designed for your drive, though.

You should also run any disk diagnostic and repair utilities that Western Digital offers through the tool before formatting.
I ran the WD tool, and for quick test it stopped prematurely, saying "quick test did not complete! status code =07 (failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97 (Unknown test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 1!"

For extended test, it scanned for a while but then stopped early also, saying "08-too many bad sectors detected".

Basically it failed both tests. So now I'm going to try to boot the tool from CD and reformat the whole drive and re-image. At least now I know that the re-image works and can wipe the drive and not worry about the backups.
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19 Dec 2011   #57
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
I ran the WD tool, and for quick test it stopped prematurely, saying "quick test did not complete! status code =07 (failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97 (Unknown test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 1!"

For extended test, it scanned for a while but then stopped early also, saying "08-too many bad sectors detected".

Basically it failed both tests. So now I'm going to try to boot the tool from CD and reformat the whole drive and re-image. At least now I know that the re-image works and can wipe the drive and not worry about the backups.
Eeek! That sounds very bad. You may want to consider calling WD and speaking with someone to get Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) status. You may be able to get a free new drive out of it if you are still under warranty.
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19 Dec 2011   #58
MMKH

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
I ran the WD tool, and for quick test it stopped prematurely, saying "quick test did not complete! status code =07 (failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97 (Unknown test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 1!"

For extended test, it scanned for a while but then stopped early also, saying "08-too many bad sectors detected".

Basically it failed both tests. So now I'm going to try to boot the tool from CD and reformat the whole drive and re-image. At least now I know that the re-image works and can wipe the drive and not worry about the backups.
Eeek! That sounds very bad. You may want to consider calling WD and speaking with someone to get Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) status. You may be able to get a free new drive out of it if you are still under warranty.
Uh oh. So doing a clean format won't help? I only had this drive for a year, can't believe it might actually be dying or faulty. And I should be under warranty as this Velociraptor drive should be at least 3-5 years.
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19 Dec 2011   #59
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
Uh oh. So doing a clean format won't help? I only had this drive for a year, can't believe it might actually be dying or faulty. And I should be under warranty as this Velociraptor drive should be at least 3-5 years.
If your drive is unable to be fully scanned using the WD utilities, I imagine a clean format will not help. It is better to contact WD and get it replaced while you are still under warranty. You could run the clean format and then run the diagnostic tools again; it's possible that may allow it to pass, but I have a feeling you have bigger issues with that drive.
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19 Dec 2011   #60
MMKH

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MMKH View Post
Uh oh. So doing a clean format won't help? I only had this drive for a year, can't believe it might actually be dying or faulty. And I should be under warranty as this Velociraptor drive should be at least 3-5 years.
If your drive is unable to be fully scanned using the WD utilities, I imagine a clean format will not help. It is better to contact WD and get it replaced while you are still under warranty. You could run the clean format and then run the diagnostic tools again; it's possible that may allow it to pass, but I have a feeling you have bigger issues with that drive.
My friend said that there shouldn't be anything wrong with the drive, and that the bad sector is probably because of the image I made, and that it copied over the bad sector. So I will try to reformat completely and run the WD tests off boot CD to see if it is fixed. If it is, then I'll have to do a clean install as the image will just corrupt my HDD again.
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