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Windows 7: Need surefire way to boot my C:\ drive

07 Sep 2015   #11

Windows Home Premium 64bit

Curioius as i may be, i figured i'd run a surface test just to check the integrity of the HDD (since i wasn't able to in windows)

... And after just 1.05% it's found 5 errors in the blocks :I

Not an expert on this myself sorry, how bad would you recon this is? Are bad sectors etc. repairable? Do they "go away" when formatting?

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07 Sep 2015   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Remember this from my earlier post?
Check the HDD health with its manufacturer's tools.
Surface check is similar, bad sectors early on may be causing your issues indeed. To be honest, once bad sectors start to happen, many of us over here stop trusting that HDD and replace it as soon as possible.

Having said that I found a 3rd party app Dmitriy Primochenko Online - Repartition Bad Drive. But you need to run it from an already installed OS.
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07 Sep 2015   #13

Windows Home Premium 64bit


But installing windows ON the "bad sectors" would work? especially after running the program you just listed?
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07 Sep 2015   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

No, bad sectors shouldn't be used at all for anything. You should reconsider using that HDD for anything important including your OS. IS your 2nd HDD available? Are your data files on that one?
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07 Sep 2015   #15

Windows Home Premium 64bit

Sorry, but the PC listed in my specs is not the one im working on now. Instead, it is my gf's which broke down right before some rather important papers need to be sent in. It has just 1 HDD, and countless issues have arised while trying to install / reinstall win 7 on it.
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