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Windows 7: Hard drives are screwy after loss of power.

02 Jun 2015   #1
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Hard drives are screwy after loss of power.

So long story short, my computer got unplugged while in the middle of playing some Counterstrike, and the 3 hard drives have all been really screwy since then. (My 3x1tb drives, my ssd is fine i think) This was about 3 weeks ago but due to IRL problems and i am only able to post about it now.

So when i plugged my computer back in, the computer wouldn't boot. I would get the shiny windows logo doing its thing, then it would turn into an illuminated black screen (The monitor didn't turn off, but everything was black) and after waiting quite a while and restarting the PC a few more times it still wouldn't boot. (A few times i got errors that i distinctly remember relating to the HDD, but i forget what they said). So i decided to disconnect the 3 hard drives, and then the SSD booted up fine all by itself. I also tried connecting the hard drives one at a time, for 2 of them i was still getting the black screen, but when i connected the 3rd it DID boot, but only after waiting 30 minutes. When it did boot, the computer was painstakingly slow and i couldn't even access let alone see the hard drive in "My Computer".

Tldr; my hard drives are screwy after being unscrewy

I have an external HDD mount that i have been using to access the drives, and they seem to work fine when plugged into that.

I am wondering if anybody would have insight on why this would be happening? I was planning on dumping all my files onto my NAS and reformatting the drives to see if it helped, but it would take way too much time and if it was unnecessary and failed to fix it, it would suck.

EDIT: I decided to download some harddrive software, and it is warning me for reallocated sectors? I did a bit of googling but didn't really understand it. SCREENSHOT http://i.gyazo.com/26524d0398b3e0ec66f3c2b5a603d8fa.png


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02 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When sectors on a hard disk turn bad, those sectors are marked so they are not used anymore and they are reallocated to good ones that are placed on a dedicated portion of hard disk.
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02 Jun 2015   #3
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
When sectors on a hard disk turn bad, those sectors are marked so they are not used anymore and they are reallocated to good ones that are placed on a dedicated portion of hard disk.
Would the sudden loss of power explain the sectors turning bad and all the hard drives acting strangely?
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02 Jun 2015   #4
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jemjem787 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
When sectors on a hard disk turn bad, those sectors are marked so they are not used anymore and they are reallocated to good ones that are placed on a dedicated portion of hard disk.
Would the sudden loss of power explain the sectors turning bad and all the hard drives acting strangely?
Yes; it can because a power loss to a computer can corrupt disk sectors if its done too many times which is why u always need to shutdown properly.
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02 Jun 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Normally, a hard disk can have so many bad sectors but, the consensus here seems to be, once they start to show up those drives are on the way to failing.
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02 Jun 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Once you have booted could you complete this tutorial so we can see?

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Also check you boot order in bios.
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