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Windows 7: How to check Bad Sectors on Windows 7 ?

04 Aug 2011   #1
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How to check Bad Sectors on Windows 7 ?

Hi Everyone,
First of all this forum is really cool and very helpful... i am using windows 7 but i want to install xp on my system ... problem is when i install XP after installation a blue screen error comes and my system restarts automatically ... Windows 7 is running fine ... one of my friend told me that maybe there are bad sectors in your HDD
I have 1TB of HDD and i have try to run chkdsk in win 7 run but its not working when i put chkdsk and enter it , it shows dos window and then it goes off suddenly so is there any other method to check bad sectors in win 7 ?
and what about my blue screen error after installing XP ?

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04 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Try the different methods for running chkdsk, particularly steps number 8, 11 in this tutorial so that you can schedule it to run upon rebooting.

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04 Aug 2011   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

because you are trying to dual boot, this is more than likely NOT bad sectors, doesn't hurt to check, but I doubt that it is.

See this.. Scroll down to Method 2

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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