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Windows 7: Hdtune shows Reallocated Sector Count

03 Mar 2012   #1
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Hdtune shows Reallocated Sector Count

Hdtune is showing Reallocated Sector Count, meanwhile WD HDD diagnostic's SMART status shows tick mark and OK symbol. Should I be worried?




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03 Mar 2012   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Both HDTune and WD Diagnostics show that Reallocated Sector Count is OK and have the same values relative to the threshold - I don't think there is anything to worry about.

Is your HDD otherwsie behaving as normal?

Regards,
Golden
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03 Mar 2012   #3
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Ummm, sometimes I hear a very slight whirring noise while accessing a large file perhaps...like when dvd burners spin up but much much lower vibration and noise. Performance is okay I guess. Attaching HD sentinel alert and report:-


3/3/2012 10:44:31 AM,#196 Reallocation Event Count 0 -> 7
3/3/2012 10:44:31 AM,#5 Reallocated Sectors Count 0 -> 89


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03 Mar 2012   #4
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I would run a chkdsk /R on this drive to make the bad sectors so data is written to them. After that keep an eye on the disk to ensure that the value doesn't start climbing above the 89 reported so far. If it does, then it might be time to consider a new disk.

Regards,
Golden
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04 Mar 2012   #5
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I did that, the thing is windows shows ' 0 bad files found', although HD Tune is still showing 89! I'm trumped.
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04 Mar 2012   #6
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I think that unless the HDD starts misbehaving, there isn't any reason to worry.

Having said that, its never a bad idea to have a backup of stuff in case it all goes wrong:

For system+programme files+user data:
Imaging with free Macrium

For user data:
ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script

Regards,
Golden
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04 Mar 2012   #7
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Dorian:
Did you mean "0 KB in bad sectors" ?

Because, the /r switch in CHKDSK checks the disk surface for bad sectors, and when it finds them, marks them unavailable for use. Each time you invoke CHKDSK it will report those sectors it has marked (and any new ones). If that count stays static, your h/d will be okay. It's when the count keeps increasing that you have to deep six the drive after you've saved your stuff.
If your Wininit report is telling you there are no bad sectors - DO NOT WORRY!

The /f switch fixes file system errors (indexes, journal, & security descriptors).

If you want to be completely sure about this 500g drive, buy Spinrite from Gibson, burn the bootable to cd and run level 4. This is the only utility I know of that can fix some bad sectors by turning the bits on & off, on-off, etc.

When it completes, you will see your hard drive in a large block diagram and whether or not Spinrite had to work on anything bad.
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05 Mar 2012   #8
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

guys if problem continues, how about Seagate Discwizard to clone my c drive to a new 1TB HDD (it'll cost me an arm and a leg),and that way can I avoid reinstalling tons of stuff? Is there any proper tutorial to do that on a brand new HDD?
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05 Mar 2012   #9
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Dorian,

You do not need to pay anything to do this. Use free Macrium Reflect and the tutorial as posted in Post #6 above.

Regards,
Golden
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05 Mar 2012   #10
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Thanks, Golden
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