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Windows 7: Bad sector

04 Nov 2010   #11
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Is it enabled in your BIOS?


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04 Nov 2010   #12
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Yes
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04 Nov 2010   #13
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

HD Tune has a vested interest in finding disk errors. but i'm sceptical that way.
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04 Nov 2010   #14
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

So there is no problem in it?
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04 Nov 2010   #15
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i would trust windows chkdsk. what problems did you have that made you download HD Tune?
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04 Nov 2010   #16
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
i would trust windows chkdsk. what problems did you have that made you download HD Tune?
I just googled for hd problem checker and I found that ..So no problems rite?
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04 Nov 2010   #17
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i wouldnt think there is a problem, otherwise windows chkdsk would find and fix it. but since you went to the trouble of searching for such a utility, i assume you are experiencing some sort of problem?
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04 Nov 2010   #18
SolarWind

Windows 7 professional x86/
 
 

All hard drives have an internal area to which bad sectors are placed via the fimware. If this area becomes full then the OS (chkdsk) will start to see these and this is when problems start to occur. You are not at this stage yet so the drive is still, in my eyes anyway, fine.

I think the 47 bad sectors is in fact a relocation count, those moved to the internal area. As said in an earlier post - many drives come shipped with bad sectors and are placed in this internal buffer, so most people would never know it.
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04 Nov 2010   #19
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SolarWind View Post
All hard drives have an internal area to which bad sectors are placed via the fimware. If this area becomes full then the OS (chkdsk) will start to see these and this is when problems start to occur. You are not at this stage yet so the drive is still, in my eyes anyway, fine.

I think the 47 bad sectors is in fact a relocation count, those moved to the internal area. As said in an earlier post - many drives come shipped with bad sectors and are placed in this internal buffer, so most people would never know it.
Yes absolutely bad sectors were found in relocation sector count.
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04 Nov 2010   #20
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

You can't do read smart on an external USB drive even if the drive supports it. The drive has to be sata attached.
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