|20 Dec 2012||#1|
Well, Now My Hard Disk is Useless.
S.M.A.R.T. attributes for Seagate Barracuda ST31000528AS FW. CC49
Late last night we had an ugly winter storm blow through here and it made the electricity flicker, so much that it made the computer shut off. But when I got it switched back on, something else changed, for earlier I had CHKDSK schedule a full surface scan after it started acting up while I was playing with Team Fortress 2.
It marked 13 sectors as "bad" and the SMART status reports 16 sectors waiting to be moved to spare sectors.
Not sure if the electricity flickering fueled it, but now it seems it's literally screwed itself.
Now that you think about it, while I was pulling this up prior to the scan, I did find some disturbing entries in the Event Log about the hard disk having "bad blocks".
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is HC-SAPPHIRE.
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
290048 file records processed.File verification completed.
1533 large file records processed.CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
340628 index entries processed.Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
290048 file SDs/SIDs processed.CHKDSK is compacting the security descriptor stream
25291 data files processed.CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
33708576 USN bytes processed.Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844d4000 for 0x10000 bytes.290032 files processed.
File data verification completed.CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
170085336 free clusters processed.Free space verification is complete.
Adding 13 bad clusters to the Bad Clusters File.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.
787165151 KB total disk space.
106329332 KB in 115974 files.
80176 KB in 25294 indexes.
52 KB in bad sectors.
414255 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
680341336 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
196791287 total allocation units on disk.
170085334 allocation units available on disk.
00 6d 04 00 de 27 02 00 41 7c 02 00 00 00 00 00 .m...'..A|......
3e 0c 00 00 3c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 >...<...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
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|21 Dec 2012||#2|
I can't edit my long post in the Nintendo 3DS' web browser.
SeaTools for DOS is being run now and already it alerted me to some volume errors. Over 80 blocks were found bad.
There were issues with SeaTools where it would crash to the DOS prompt partway through a task. There were no issues reported within the last hour.
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|21 Dec 2012||#3|
It sounds like you might want to contact Seagate to check on your warranty status, and start shopping for a new drive.
I keep my tower on a small UPS at home. It's an APC power-strip type. I am not concerned about how much run-time I'll have with the power off, but more about just having it provide consistent, clean power to my computer.
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