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Windows 7: chkdsk

19 Feb 2011   #1
jnd53

Win. 7 Pro 64
 
 
chkdsk

Win 7 keeps showing my internal data drive as being bad and ready to fail, I did a scan disk or chkdsk and it comes up clean every time. i have several usb drives connected but only this one hitachi 1T comes up bad eveytime i reboot. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks Jerry


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19 Feb 2011   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

What exactly in Windows is showing your HDD as bad?
Have you done a full scan or chkdsk /r (very slow for 1TB)
Run the manufacturer's diagnostics without any externals attached.
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19 Feb 2011   #3
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Not sure on this, but I think ChkDsk only knows what the controller tells it. That is, it doesn't really check the platter for errors, just file structure.

Try HDTune to scan your drive for bad sectors.

You can get it here: HD Tune website
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19 Feb 2011   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
Not sure on this, but I think ChkDsk only knows what the controller tells it. That is, it doesn't really check the platter for errors, just file structure.

Try HDTune to scan your drive for bad sectors.

You can get it here: HD Tune website
chkdsk /r (or it's equivalent from within windows properties>tools) checks for bad sectors and recovers readable info. It does scan the platters on a sector by sector basis which is why it takes so long (? 2 hours for a 1TB drive)
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19 Feb 2011   #5
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I stand corrected.

I was basing this presumption on the old ScanDsk standards.
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19 Feb 2011   #6
jnd53

Win. 7 Pro 64
 
 

Thanks I will give hd tune a try.......
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19 Feb 2011   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I recommend a chkdsk /r

/r includes the functionality of /f in addition to attempting a recovery of information from bade disk sectors, if any exist.
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