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Windows 7: [HELP] WD Elements 1023 chkdsk issue


15 Aug 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by synth View Post
Gah, been a busy week for me. Anyway, I was able to backup and re-format my external HDD. It's now formatted in NTFS, and I already copied some of my old files to it, but another problem rises. It now takes a while before my laptop can detect it and when it does, it slows down my laptop tremendously. I ran chkdsk again and it found no errors, but when I ran the WD Diagnostic Tool again, it gave me the same error as it did before. "Too many bad sectors detected" Any suggestions would be highly appreciated mates. Thanks again.
From your prior post:



Does the WD Diagnostic Tool still show PASS for that drive's SMART status? Click on it and post a screenshot of the window that pops up.

Did your last run of chkdsk show any bad sectors? Or did it report a 0 for bad sectors? Even if it reports no errors, give us a screenshot of the chkdsk output...


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16 Aug 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by synth View Post
Gah, been a busy week for me. Anyway, I was able to backup and re-format my external HDD. It's now formatted in NTFS, and I already copied some of my old files to it, but another problem rises. It now takes a while before my laptop can detect it and when it does, it slows down my laptop tremendously. I ran chkdsk again and it found no errors, but when I ran the WD Diagnostic Tool again, it gave me the same error as it did before. "Too many bad sectors detected" Any suggestions would be highly appreciated mates. Thanks again.
From your prior post:



Does the WD Diagnostic Tool still show PASS for that drive's SMART status? Click on it and post a screenshot of the window that pops up.

Did your last run of chkdsk show any bad sectors? Or did it report a 0 for bad sectors? Even if it reports no errors, give us a screenshot of the chkdsk output...
I've tried reformatting the thing using Disk Management, but its been more than 5 hours and its only at 55%! Is this normal? Cos the first time I formatted this drive I only did a "Quick Format"..Could that have cause the problem? I can't take a screenshot now since its still formatting

And yes, the SMART Status still shows a PASS. And iirc, the chkdsk did report no errors.
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16 Aug 2012   #13

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

No that is not normal. That drive has problems.

Does the Data Lifeguard utility have an option to repair the disk? You might give that a try.

And when you run checkdisk, you are using the /r switch?
chkdsk /r
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16 Aug 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
No that is not normal. That drive has problems.

Does the Data Lifeguard utility have an option to repair the disk? You might give that a try.

And when you run checkdisk, you are using the /r switch?
chkdsk /r
Haven't checked if there is. No I didnt use /r. So, should I just cancel this then? its only at 59% right now..
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16 Aug 2012   #15

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I would. Afterward just do a quick format.

And then run chkdsk /r , that will repair or flag any bad sectors and might make the drive usable. Running chkdsk without the r switch just does a quick surface scan.
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16 Aug 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I would. Afterward just do a quick format.

And then run chkdsk /r , that will repair or flag any bad sectors and might make the drive usable. Running chkdsk without the r switch just does a quick surface scan.
Orayt. Scanning. And, Data LifeGuard doesn't have a repair option.
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16 Aug 2012   #17

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Couldn't remember. Didn't think so. (I'm away from home - away from all my stuff!)

Chkdsk is a good tool. Let's see what happens!
If you see any information of interest as it runs the 5 scans jot them down. IIRC there is little time at the end to do so before chkdsk shut down automatically.
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16 Aug 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Couldn't remember. Didn't think so. (I'm away from home - away from all my stuff!)

Chkdsk is a good tool. Let's see what happens!
If you see any information of interest as it runs the 5 scans jot them down. IIRC there is little time at the end to do so before chkdsk shut down automatically.
OMG. It's still at 41% -_-. This is getting annoying and frustrating tbh,,

I dont think chkdsk would take this long -_-
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16 Aug 2012   #19

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It can if it has a lot of bad sectors to repair. Go for a walk!
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16 Aug 2012   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
It can if it has a lot of bad sectors to repair. Go for a walk!
Well if it does have a lot of bad sectors, could it still be fixed by just the chkdsk? And would my HDD still last? And yes, I've already been out of the house twice since I started this lol.
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