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Windows 7: WD drive, (C5) Current Pending Sector

06 Nov 2011   #1
Satirelol

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
WD drive, (C5) Current Pending Sector

Hi. Today I downloaded the new nvidia driver and tried to install it. At the end of the installation, I BSOD'd into code 24. According to bluescreenview, it was related to ntfs.sys. I always download from this drive and then install onto my SSD.

So I went and loaded up HD Tune. SSD is fine, HDD has an error.



I've had that drive for about 3 years now, do I have to throw it away or can I still somehow recover it (so it's useable).

Can I just go to disk management and Full format it, would that fix the bad sectors or at least block the computer from writing/reading to bad sectors in the future?


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06 Nov 2011   #2
ranger72

Win 7 Ultimate-64 Bit, Vista Home Premium-32 Bit, LinuxMint 17, Qiana 64 Bit
 
 

How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

Chkdsk is just the tool for you. Read the info carefully and then use your command prompt tool to run chkdsk. It will find bad sectors and repair them if possible.
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06 Nov 2011   #3
Satirelol

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok I just ran chdsk on both of the partitions of that hard drive by going to properties, error checking and ticked both boxes. Both times a box came up saying no errors were found.

What I'm seeing on HD Tune hasn't changed though, so I'm guessing it hasn't fixed anything.
Code:
Chkdsk was executed in read/write mode.  

Checking file system on E:
Volume dismounted.  All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
Volume label is WD.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
  149760 file records processed.                                          File verification completed.
  7 large file records processed.                                      0 bad file records processed.                                        0 EA records processed.                                              0 reparse records processed.                                       CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
  174050 index entries processed.                                         Index verification completed.


CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
  149760 file SDs/SIDs processed.                                         Cleaning up 11 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 11 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 11 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
  12145 data files processed.                                            CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
  149744 files processed.                                                 File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
  43177391 free clusters processed.                                         Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

 307480575 KB total disk space.
 134486632 KB in 136269 files.
     59252 KB in 12147 indexes.
    225123 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
 172709568 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  76870143 total allocation units on disk.
  43177392 allocation units available on disk.
Code:
Chkdsk was executed in read/write mode.  

Checking file system on F:
Volume dismounted.  All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
Volume label is WD2.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
  105984 file records processed.                                          File verification completed.
  100 large file records processed.                                      0 bad file records processed.                                        0 EA records processed.                                              0 reparse records processed.                                       CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
  116808 index entries processed.                                         Index verification completed.


CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
  105984 file SDs/SIDs processed.                                         Cleaning up 158 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 158 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 158 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
  5413 data files processed.                                            CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
  332963560 USN bytes processed.                                             Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
  105968 files processed.                                                 File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
  23623157 free clusters processed.                                         Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

 307313663 KB total disk space.
 212307568 KB in 21689 files.
      6596 KB in 5414 indexes.
    506867 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  94492632 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  76828415 total allocation units on disk.
  23623158 allocation units available on disk.
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06 Nov 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try the Samsung entry here: HD Diagnostic
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07 Nov 2011   #5
Satirelol

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

What's so special about Samsung's tool? Thinking of giving SpinRite a try.
Also, anyone know if doing a full format will take care of the bad sectors for future uses?
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07 Nov 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well, you have a Samsung listed in your specs, the utility is for Samsung drives. IT could repair the drive to let you recover data?
A format won't fix a bad sector, you need it to be re-allocated, which is what a repair tool attempts to do.
Sorry, your snip has a WD drive listed, there are also WD tools listed in the same link.
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07 Nov 2011   #7
Satirelol

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

I thought full formats scanned for bad sectors and attempted to fix them, otherwise there would be no difference between a full and quick format.
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07 Nov 2011   #8
Satirelol

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

I ran SeaTools, said it found errors that can't be correctable because I was using the wrong manufacturer's software. Booted, yellow warning still there.

So I tried DLG Diagnostic (Western Digital) 5.19, ran the extended test, said it found no errors this time. Don't know if that means it fixed them while it was testing. So then I booted, opened HD tune, no more yellow warning. Downloaded Crystal Mark Info, health status says Good and there's no warnings or errors at all.





Nothing in Reallocated Sector Count though, is that fine?


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07 Nov 2011   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That looks good. As an additional test run SeaTools again to see if it still shows any errors, just as an indicator. SeaTools can't do repairs unless you have a Seagate drive in the mix somewhere. Anyway it looks like the drive isn't bad. All HDDs have spare and unused sectors to which bad sectors are written to to fix them.
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