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Windows 7: bad sectors in hard disk, WHAT TO DO


22 Oct 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
bad sectors in hard disk, WHAT TO DO

hi
my computer has become so slow and frozen every time i do any work,, i run the scan disk using the command chkdsk and i get the report after the computer reboots , i saw the report and it seems i have bad sectors , should i change my hard disk or is there any way to repair the bad sectors,
scan disk report ;

Code:
 
Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: 10/23/2012 1:03:05 AM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: -PC
Description:
 
 
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS.
 
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk. 
 
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
218624 file records processed. 
 
File verification completed.
318 large file records processed. 
 
0 bad file records processed. 
 
2 EA records processed. 
 
89 reparse records processed. 
 
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
324134 index entries processed. 
 
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.
1 unindexed files scanned. 
 
CHKDSK is recovering remaining unindexed files.
1 unindexed files recovered. 
 
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
218624 file SDs/SIDs processed. 
 
Cleaning up 286 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 286 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 286 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
52756 data files processed. 
 
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
33927824 USN bytes processed. 
 
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
218608 files processed. 
 
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
65189125 free clusters processed. 
 
Free space verification is complete.
Adding 36 bad clusters to the Bad Clusters File.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.
 
294098037 KB total disk space.
32899104 KB in 134470 files.
114768 KB in 52758 indexes.
144 KB in bad sectors.
327661 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
260756360 KB available on disk.
 
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
73524509 total allocation units on disk.
65189090 allocation units available on disk.
 
Internal Info:
00 56 03 00 66 db 02 00 92 b1 05 00 00 00 00 00 .V..f...........
34 00 00 00 59 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 4...Y...........
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.
 
Event Xml:
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<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Wininit" Guid="{206f6dea-d3c5-4d10-bc72-989f03c8b84b}" EventSourceName="Wininit" />
<EventID Qualifiers="16384">1001</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-10-23T08:03:05.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>1484</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>Teesside-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>
 
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS.
 
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk. 
 
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
218624 file records processed. 
 
File verification completed.
318 large file records processed. 
 
0 bad file records processed. 
 
2 EA records processed. 
 
89 reparse records processed. 
 
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
324134 index entries processed. 
 
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.
1 unindexed files scanned. 
 
CHKDSK is recovering remaining unindexed files.
1 unindexed files recovered. 
 
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
218624 file SDs/SIDs processed. 
 
Cleaning up 286 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 286 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 286 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
52756 data files processed. 
 
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
33927824 USN bytes processed. 
 
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
218608 files processed. 
 
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
65189125 free clusters processed. 
 
Free space verification is complete.
Adding 36 bad clusters to the Bad Clusters File.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.
 
294098037 KB total disk space.
32899104 KB in 134470 files.
114768 KB in 52758 indexes.
144 KB in bad sectors.
327661 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
260756360 KB available on disk.
 
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
73524509 total allocation units on disk.
65189090 allocation units available on disk.
 
Internal Info:
00 56 03 00 66 db 02 00 92 b1 05 00 00 00 00 00 .V..f...........
34 00 00 00 59 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 4...Y...........
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.
</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>


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22 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Bad sectors cannot be repaired, get a new hard drive.
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23 Oct 2012   #3

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Some folks might point you to SpinRite -- and claim it can repair bad sectors; but actually, it can't.

Certainly, a new drive is the way to go, and the sooner you get one, the less additional damage/corruption will happen on your current drive, and the better the chance that you'll be able to save everything.
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23 Oct 2012   #4

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

All chkdsk does when it "repairs" bad sectors is mark them as bad so the disk doesn't use them. They're still bad - physically bad. Once a drive starts having errors, it will get worse over time. Either the heads will be damaged or the platter or both.

If you do nothing else, back up your data now!

I concur with my esteemed colleagues - get a new drive as soon as you can .
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24 Oct 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

YES , you are right guys, thereis no way to repaire Bad sectors, in my case it gets worse, when I checked my HDD by some software tools besides checking it using chkdsk , it says it has more than 334 bad sectors and the software is only able to recover 166,, so it is just a waste of time trying to repair the bad sectors, I have already order a new HDD 500GB, and waiting for it to install EVERYTHING,,, my worry now can i install my windows as genuine one using the COA sticker , my hardware is changed as I am installing new HDD..
YOU CAN SEE IN THE TWO PICTURES THE RIGHT ONE WITH SOFTWARE TOOLS AND THE LEFT ONE USING CHKDSK commaned.


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24 Oct 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
, my worry now can i install my windows as
genuine one using the COA sticker , my hardware is changed as I am installing new HDD..
No need to worry - since you are not changing the motherboard, you won't have a problem installing and activating using the COA key.
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24 Oct 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Golden, thanks lots for the reply,, i have just posted another thread about this, i thought the right place for my question is not here.. any way i have a problem when i installed the latest official Windows 7 installer ISO with SP1 from microsoft web site,, and then i burned it using windows7 tool buut after the burn finished , i checked the DVD and found that ,the DVD shows 0 byets used and 0 bytes free, what do you think the problem, do you think i should download the Windows 7 installer iso for Windows 7 home preimum again.....
many thanks for the help and reply ....
by the way i found the problem for why my original windfows was so slow ,it was due to the HDD bad sectores and i did mistake when i thought factory restore will solve my problem . and insted of sloving the problem i lost my factory restore option after installing the fresh Windows 7 professional,, we r always learning
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24 Oct 2012   #8

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
i burned it using windows7 tool buut after the burn finished , i checked the DVD and found that ,the DVD shows 0 byets used and 0 bytes free, what do you think the problem, do you think i should download the Windows 7 installer iso for Windows 7 home preimum again.....
I'd probably download it again and maybe try another burner. ImgBurn is highly regarded. Use a relatively slow burn speed and a high quality blank disc.

http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
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24 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

^Use IMGBURN as suggested.
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24 Oct 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks lots, I have just burned it again , and it works fine....
I have another Question, when i install a new windows what is the best way to partition my new HardDisk, it is 500GB HardDisk.... can i partition it using Windows 7 installation disk...
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