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Windows 7: BSOD [Corrupt hard drive?]

31 May 2010   #1
redman

 
 
BSOD [Corrupt hard drive?]

I have a laptop, HDD is formatted into two partitions. On my non windows partition, when i do file copying over to it, or renaming a certain one file it will hang and I will get a BSOD. I can only assume that the hard drive, has some bad sectors or whatever on it, where that partition is physically.

I tried defragging that partition, it just BSOD again. Is there a way I can get the operating system to know that this area is bad and avoid using it. Better yet, shouldnt the hard drive be reporting errors to the OS so it knows?

I only know how to run a chkdisk while logged into windows through the GUI but it says the hard drive is in use so I cant, so how do I run one before booting windows. Will that fix my problem?


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31 May 2010   #2
theog

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Check your HD.
Disk Check

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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31 May 2010   #3
redman

 
 



No option to schedule it, when I click cancel the schedule one comes up after, but if I click schedule, it just disappears.
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31 May 2010   #4
Tews

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31 May 2010   #5
theog

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Try Tews link, or try this:

1. Open an elevated command prompt.
2. In the elevated command prompt, type chkdsk C: /x/r/v and press Enter.
NOTE:
/x = take drive offline.
/r = do surface scan, check file integrity & fix any problems found.
/v = verbose mode, display what CHKDSK is doing.
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31 May 2010   #6
redman

 
 

I went in safe mode and did this.

chkdisk F: /f /r

What I got was after 10 min, another BSOD, restarted PC and had some hard drive initlization errors before boot manager would normally show, and that NTDLL was missing, i popped in repair cd and can boot now again though.

Will chkdsk F: /x/r/v give me a blue screen again?
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31 May 2010   #7
theog

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Try Opening an elevated command prompt from your repair CD.
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31 May 2010   #8
redman

 
 

I did it on the cmd prompt on the install CD and i did chkdsk D: /x /r /v and it got to about 10% and then hung, waited about 45 minutes and I shutdown my computer..
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01 Jun 2010   #9
theog

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02 Jun 2010   #10
redman

 
 

i made the bootable cd, popped it in. Chose ata support, then it went on to say Loading DFT... waited for 30 minutes, and then tried again, same result.
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