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Windows 7: Bad Hard Drive alignment - should I worry?


17 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Bad Hard Drive alignment - should I worry?

Hey guys.

So, I'm in the mist of re-installing and when i cheked if my SSD had a good alignment, I saw this...


My 500GB hard drive is misaligned. Should I worry? How do I correct the situation? Should I do a chkdsk?

Thanks for the help
P.S If needed, I can save the data somewhere else in case if it needs a format. But I want it to be the last resort... it's kind of annoying.

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17 Sep 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

a ssd benchmark program tests SSDs.

However, if you would like, then go to an elevated command prompt and type:
CHKDSK /R
EXIT

Reboot your computer.

Results will be in event viewer
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log
How to Read the Event Viewer Log for Check Disk (chkdsk) in Windows 7 and Vista
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17 Sep 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

So, just to be clear, its not the SSD thats misaligned - its your 500GB disk?
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17 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
So, just to be clear, its not the SSD thats misaligned - its your 500GB disk?
Yes, that is correct.
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17 Sep 2011   #5

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Hi,

I would use the diagnostic program specific to your hard disk to check that. Find it here:

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287#hitachi

Regards,
Golden
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17 Sep 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Let us know the results of running chkdsk.

This will help us in making recommendations.
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17 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I will. Once I'm finished installing my softwares >_<
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17 Sep 2011   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Not the smartest decision you will have ever made.

It is pure nonsense to install software on a possibly defective hard drive.

First run chkdsk /r
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17 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Not the smartest decision you will have ever made.

It is pure nonsense to install software on a possibly defective hard drive.

First run chkdsk /r
Hmm... No... I'm installing software on my SSD. I just reformated Windows. >_< But now, it's done.
Anyway, chkdsk now running on my F:\ (Windows is obviously C:\)
Btw, I checked my drive's SMART with Speedfan and everything was fine (Fitness 91% / Performance 91%)

P.S Gonna take an eternity.
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17 Sep 2011   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

True. Running chkdsk on a large disk takes a long time.

At least when finished, then all of the bad sectors will be put into a table (in the disk controller's storage) so that the disk will know not to write to those sectors.
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