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Windows 7: BAd sector in Harddisk0\DR0

13 Apr 2011   #1
wolfie138

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
BAd sector in Harddisk0\DR0

Hoping someone can give me some advice about this, search pulled up an old thread that didn't say much.
puter took a long time to boot the other night, after a bit search in the Event Logs i found repeated messages as per the thread title. i fired up the checkdisc thingy, rebooted, and off it went. there was pretty much nothing in the scan except it said it had repaired bad clusters in bootstat.dat. booted okay the last couple times, no sign of an event about Bad Sectors (i believe checkdisc flags bad bits so they don't get used again..?) but tonight, long boot and more of the same messages.
I've scanned the boot area etc w/ NOD (to put my mind at rest, some tw@ sold me a counterfeit disc, i just wanted to make sure nothing nasty had been left behind) but nothing came up.

any thoughts?

TIA


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13 Apr 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wolfie138 View Post
Hoping someone can give me some advice about this, search pulled up an old thread that didn't say much.
puter took a long time to boot the other night, after a bit search in the Event Logs i found repeated messages as per the thread title. i fired up the checkdisc thingy, rebooted, and off it went. there was pretty much nothing in the scan except it said it had repaired bad clusters in bootstat.dat. booted okay the last couple times, no sign of an event about Bad Sectors (i believe checkdisc flags bad bits so they don't get used again..?) but tonight, long boot and more of the same messages.
I've scanned the boot area etc w/ NOD (to put my mind at rest, some tw@ sold me a counterfeit disc, i just wanted to make sure nothing nasty had been left behind) but nothing came up.

any thoughts?

TIA
Besides the obvious make sure you have a backup of all your data.

I would go to the mfr site and download their diagnostic tools and run them on the HD. They will give you the most accurate information.

We could also use your system specs if you havent provided them before.


Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2011   #3
wolfie138

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

hi,
all the stuff i need is on a separate partition so if the worst comes to the worst nothing should be lost.
system specs :
win7 64bit
4gig DDR2 onboard, Kington i believe
500gb Maxtor (i think!) drive
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