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Windows 7: Well, Now My Hard Disk is Useless.


20 Dec 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 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".

warning   Warning


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.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
60 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
340628 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
290048 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Cleaning up 122 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 122 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 122 unused security descriptors.
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.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e2000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e3000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e3000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e4000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e4000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e5000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e5000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e6000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e6000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e7000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e7000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e8000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e8000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e9000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844e9000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844ea000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844ea000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844eb000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x66844eb000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Windows replaced bad clusters in file 64854 of name \pagefile.sys.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x172e836000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc000009c at offset 0x172e83d000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Windows replaced bad clusters in file 119530 of name \PROGRA~2\Steam\steamapps\honeycombagent\team fortress 2\tf\maps\soundcache\dbs_redcourt_b6.cache.
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.

Internal Info:
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

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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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21 Dec 2012   #4

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

^the same here about UPS. They are cheap compared to most hardware a thunderstorm can take down.
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21 Dec 2012   #5

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Four dittos from me too!

All my customers have UPS's on their equipment at my insistence. They pay for themselves over and over after each electric storm, or "dirty" power instance, comes & goes without a takedown.
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