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Windows 7: Isolating Bad sectors on system disk after recovering them with HDDreg

17 Feb 2014   #1
pGr

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Isolating Bad sectors on system disk after recovering them with HDDreg

Hello Windows 7 expertises,

how can I isolate semi-damaged sectors on the windows system disk ?

computer start freezing for some actions (like reading the fonts) and I thoght about hd problems, I runned a HDDreg that I have in a bootable USB and discovered that 8 sectors (from 704920 to 704927, around 450 Mb) where Bad, I recover with HDDreg and working again.

The thing, I am on the go and I do not have time to change hard disk and install all from fresh, so I would like to prevent it from failing. So I would like to isolate or mark those sectors (and few near) to not be used by the system

Is that possible?
How should I do it ?

I presume that using chkdsk is of not so much use, as hddreg "recover" this sectors.

I just run CrystalDiskInfo to tell me what I know: CAUTION !!
with Reallocated Sectors Count as Current:100 Worst:100 Threshold:50 RAW:00000008
Disk is a TOSHIBA MK5075GSX Disk Size : 500.1 GB (8.4/137.4/500.1)
With Power On Hours : 10817 hours and Power On Count : 242 count


(I notice now I have post it in the wrong category, please move to the right one if you need, sorry)


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17 Feb 2014   #2
richc46

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Chkdsk, will move bad sectors so they are not used. It will take this action a limited number of times. After too many sectors have to be moved, it might be best to invest in a new HD.
You must check both the first and second box when asked what action you want. It will take at least an hour to complete the test
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18 Feb 2014   #3
pGr

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Chkdsk, will move bad sectors so they are not used. It will take this action a limited number of times.
As I said before, I used HDDregenerator to regenerate the bad sectors, so right now, they are working properly, but I assume that that they could fail easily

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
After too many sectors have to be moved, it might be best to invest in a new HD.
that way I want to tell the system, not to use this sectors.
For the moment, only seven consecutive sectors are found

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You must check both the first and second box when asked what action you want. It will take at least an hour to complete the test
I made it from cmd as chkdsk /x /b c:, and the result say there are not bad sectors :

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
Cleaning up instance tags for file 0x16646.
338432 file records processed.

File verification completed.
2163 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

2 EA records processed.

44 reparse records processed.

...

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
338432 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 1324 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1324 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1324 unused security descriptors.

CHKDSK is compacting the security descriptor stream
53102 data files processed.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
36003432 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.

...

CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
3050351 free clusters processed.

Free space verification is complete.
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.

109402111 KB total disk space.
96603292 KB in 282591 files.
153284 KB in 53105 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
444127 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
12201408 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
27350527 total allocation units on disk.
3050352 allocation units available on disk.

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