firstly, I have a new computer (samsung 700z5c-s04), only used for 1+month...within the last week, I tried to perform backup, which failed unexpectedly. as per various internet searches, I performed chkdsk, which at first found just 5-bad clusters and I accepted it as perhaps random (100k bad clusters). second time backup failed again...I just re-ran chkdsk, which took all night and returned more bad clusters (now 3+MB bad clusters).
again, 3+MB on 750GB doesn't worry me, but the escalation in less than 1-week does...advice?
second, the chkdsk log upon the second re-run was truncated, so I cannot see the files that had bad clusters (and may be corrupted)...is there any way to get complete log?
and how to extend log so this does not repeat? (I followed some other internet search (right clicking windows log | application properties), but it seemed to indicate maximum log size of 20480kb whereas the log size was only 6.07mb, which confused me why it is truncating the last chkdsk.