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Windows 7: What with bad sectors?


04 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
What with bad sectors?

Hy!

I've been using the Windows Backup Utility in Windows 7 sinds the RC and had the idea it works fine.
Now, I'm experiencing problems with my internal hard drive, giving me errors and warnings in the event viewer like:

Code:
 
Error 4/11/2009 11:33:01 Disk 7 None The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.
 
Error 3/11/2009 19:55:10 Ntfs 55 (2) The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume Windows 7.
 
Warning 3/11/2009 0:18:36 Microsoft-Windows-Backup 7 None The backup operation that started at '‎2009‎-‎11‎-‎02T21:48:32.325673800Z' has completed with errors. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.
 
Warning 3/11/2009 0:18:36 Microsoft-Windows-Backup 519 None The backup operation that started at '‎2009‎-‎11‎-‎02T21:48:32.325673800Z' has failed to back up volume(s) 'C:'. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.
 
Warning 3/11/2009 0:18:36 Microsoft-Windows-Backup 13 None The backup operation has completed with warning(s) - Volume 'C:' has developed new bad clusters. This may be an indication of problems with your hardware. 16896 bytes have not been backed up because they could not be read. Please run the CHKDSK /R command on 'C:' and then rerun the backup operation.
 
Warning 3/11/2009 0:18:36 Microsoft-Windows-Backup 525 None The backup operation that completed with warning(s) - Volume 'C:' has developed new bad clusters. This may be an indication of problems with your hardware. 16896 bytes have not been backed up because they could not be read. Please run the CHKDSK /R command on 'C:' and then rerun the backup operation.
So, I'm aware of the fact that my internal disk is dieing.

My question now is:
Do the bad sectors in my hard drive have a negative effect on the creation of a system image?
And can I just restore that system image to a new hard disk, without having to worry about the bad sectors? (Like corrupting the image and making it unstable on the new hard disk)

I appreciate all comments and help on this!

Thankyou,

spilie87



EDIT: I eventually had to find this out the hard way, my internal disk died.
Just before the dead of my disk, I made an image using Acronis and if I remember well, there was an option to ignore dead sectors.
I made this image using the boot cd of Acronis.
After installing the new hard drive, I booted from the Acronis cd and pointed it to the image stored on my external disk.
It recovered the image to my new drive (which also was a 120GB disk, like the old one).
After recovery, I booted into Windows (7). Windows found a new hard drive and installed it.
Rebooted once again and everything works!
Just to be sure, I did a checkdisk of the new disk and it didn't diplay any errors!
So, problem solved, bad sectors didn't cause any problem, but keep in mind that I used Acronis and not the windows backup feature...

Greetz,

Spilie

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