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Windows 7: Chkdsk found and repaired 4 sectors-drive failing?

10 Sep 2013   #1
desilucy

Win7 home premium
 
 
Chkdsk found and repaired 4 sectors-drive failing?

Chkdsk ran and found 4 unreadable sectors. I'm assuming that it deleted the bad data and rewrote it in another area as win 7 home prem now loads. I have data like pics and custom vids I would be sick to lose.

Is this drive going to fail and if so can you recommend my next best course of action? (assumed backup/imaging/clone?). Just don't know the best route and not ready to call Geek Squad to do it for me.

I did a right click>send to>compressed zip file on just one pic folder today and it is still running 7 hours later. There are several folders and I fear the time nec to compress the video folder.

Thoughts/advice?

Much appreciated any helpful replies!

Rich


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12 Sep 2013   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You should run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic program on the drive. See if it reports drive errors.

You should have your important data backed up on another hard drive anyway. All hard drives will fail eventually. If it is not backed up then it obviously is not important.
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12 Sep 2013   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yep, if you would think that any data is important to you, I will go one step ahead of TVeblen and say that you should first backup all your data to another drive - before even running the manufacturer's diagnostic/repair utility. And don't compress them - no point - just copy them 1:1 ( Most Audio, Photo and Video is already compressed.)
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