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Windows 7: Windows 7 Bad Block on Disk

06 Jun 2012   #1
TheReid2

Windows 8 pro x32
 
 
Windows 7 Bad Block on Disk

Hello Guys, For the past two days now my pc has been freezing but i know much about computers but i sea that when it freeze the hard drive light turns off. So i new that no data was moving

This is a pic in "Event Viewer"

If you can please Help and thanks!!




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06 Jun 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TheReid,

The error in your Event Viewer indicates that HDD has a bad block/sector on the HDD. You can run chkdsk (Chesk Disk) on the HDD using step 8 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help.

Disk Check

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Jun 2012   #3
nckfrtg28

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 

Don't use the Windows version. Is not always right. Try Ariolic Disk Scanner. I've used it on drive that Windows said had bad blocks and when I did a scan with this program it didn't detect any. I've used this program on about 50 hard drives that windows said they had bad blocks and the hard drives still work.
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06 Jun 2012   #4
TheReid2

Windows 8 pro x32
 
 

Well i did the disk check like Brink said but i got the same result like when i used cmd-CHKDSK or CHKDSK /f.
So plan (B). Ariolic Disk Scanner.
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06 Jun 2012   #5
TheReid2

Windows 8 pro x32
 
 

Still no luke guys!!!. I'm now thinking of formating over my system but maybe tomorrow.
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07 Jun 2012   #6
TheReid2

Windows 8 pro x32
 
 

One thing i didn't mansion before is that my hard has two partitions on it but it's the C partition windows was always install on. The D partition however is fine. So i format the C partition but now having problems with and the bad blocks or still their?, So i'm thinking my hard drive on one side is damage.
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07 Jun 2012   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

The Ried2, Welcome to the windows 7 forums

As you have already tried everything that has been proposed and suggested.

I recommend going to grc.com and checking out Spinrite. It is not cheap but I was able to recover
a similar hard disk problem to yours.

Steve Gibson who runs GRC.com is a well respected programmer and speaker. I recommend
that you give it a shot if you have the cash.

I don't have any financial interest in grc or it's products, just love them.

Rich
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10 Jun 2012   #8
TheReid2

Windows 8 pro x32
 
 

Nothing works meby it's because i always use that side of the hard drive all the time, and now it's going bad - by the way it's a Western Digital WD4000AAKS-00YGA0
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10 Jun 2012   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Reid,

You might also download the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD) ISO file from the Western Digital link below, create a bootable USB/DVD with the ISO file, then boot from the USB/DVD to test your HDD to see if it may be failing.

WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD Caviar Blue / SE / SE16 (SATA II)

Usage instructions here: WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD Caviar Blue / SE / SE16 (SATA II)

Hope this helps.
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11 Jun 2012   #10
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

If a bad block has developed on the hard disk then the time has come to think about its replacement. How old is this disk with the bad block?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello TheReid,

The error in your Event Viewer indicates that HDD has a bad block/sector on the HDD. You can run chkdsk (Chesk Disk) on the HDD using step 8 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help.

Disk Check

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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