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Message Insert Code Snippet Alt+I Code Inline Code Link H1 H2 Preview Submit your Reply Alt+S Ask a Different Hardware Question Ask a Question Related Articles Alternative to Windows Indexing 3 To learn more and to read the lawsuit, click here. So an elective test may report> "no (new) bad clusters" even when there have been 20 bad clusters> successfully "fixed" by NTFS's on-the-fly fiddling, and another 30 bad> sectors successfully "fixed" If it doesn't, it would seem that there is a physical problem with the disk, and nothing could fix that. http://internetbusinessdaily.net/bad-sector/bad-clusters-causing-backups-to-fail-and-some-programs-not-to-run.html

awareness, even though this> facility has been around since 2G drives of the Win9x era.>> BIOS can report S.M.A.R.T. An alarming amount of> impending carnage is rubber-stamped as "OK".> > When you finally find a 3rd-party tool that reports raw S.M.A.R.T.> detail, you find it's pretty hard to understand; the Thanks.christy Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Bad sectors and bad clusters. Boot from that and run the diagnostics.-- RockMS MVP Windows - Shell/User AnonymousAug 13, 2005, 12:06 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)Robert Reader wrote:> I recently ran a chkdsk with try this

Windows Replaced Bad Clusters

I started thinking it was a bad sector but I still wasn't sure. If size is not specified, displays current size. /X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary. Something like 80% of PC issues are corrected by switching out a faulty PSU. But they're still there, they're still bad, and the problem will only get worse.

The power here is very bad. A 220v PSU must accept betweem 200v to 240v. One 120GB drive was the problem. How To Fix Bad Sectors On External Hard Drive\ If all the issue is just bad clusters unrelated to potential hard drive failure, these will do the trick.

Once you get there search for drivers and diagnostic software for it/them. Bad Clusters Vs Bad Sectors Anyways, I ran a CHKDSK and a Windows Memory Diagnostic, as per an article I read. Windows' Disk Check tool can also repair such bad sectors. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

I've been right-clicking on the C drive, then going to Properties and Tools to access the error-checking. Bad Sector Repair Windows 7 For unfortunately, evenafter using the regulator as suggested by my local computer shop, the same problem is recurring. A tutorial on how to stress your computer is here : http://www.pcworld.com/article/2028882/keep-it-stable-stupid-how-to-stress-test-your-pc-hardware.html I live in Thailand, Koh Tao, a small island. Will leave it on for about two hours and see what happens. "I would also run a series of benchmarks and Prime95 the machine to test for any damage...

Bad Clusters Vs Bad Sectors

If you keep getting bad clusters then it would be advisable to still replace the drive as that means the drive is on its way out the door. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/570675/hard-drive-problems-ran-chkdsk-how-bad-is-it-chkdsk-log-inside/ Does anyone > know of a good source of documentation for these kinds of questions?> > Regards, > Robert ReaderYou might want to check out the health of the drive. Windows Replaced Bad Clusters Volume label is System. Bad Sector Repair Please insert system disk" message (not sure if that's the exact wording, but that's basically what it says).

let me know what www.hdtune.com shows up.>------------ ----- ---- --- -- - - - - The most accurate diagnostic instrument in medicine is the Retrospectoscope>------------ ----- ---- --- -- - - Kim Reply With Quote July 14th, 2002,09:22 PM #9 mohd View Profile View Forum Posts 5000 Join Date Jul 2002 Location Dubai Posts 5 bad clusters the software or some bad Why does it report this when it had just found some bad clusters? >>Does it report this because it had "fixed" them, ie, replaced them with >>spares, and bad sectors no Be sure to adhere to our posting rules. Bad Sector Check

The large> print may claim your vendors really care about your data, but the> small print confirms they just want to duck support calls.> > >2) Are bad clusters the same Right now the drive only has about 4 kb of bad clusters, it used to have more. Or does a good drive just go bad? They have based their answer on ADSL phone technology which is affected by wiring, bad wiring creates noise.

In some cases, it's possible for sectors on the hard drive to contain data that doesn't match their error-correction code -- this would be marked as a bad sector. Repair Bad Sectors Windows 10 All of this happens below the> awareness of the rest of the PC; the OS has no clue, and nothing shows> up in ChkDsk logs, etc. What are actually the causes a hard drive to have bad clusters (on the physical part of the disk, not in just the data)?

I'll try SpinRite.

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state of Delaware has the fewest number of counties of any state, a mere three: Kent, New Castle, and Sussex. Results 1 to 10 of 10 Thread: What Actually Causes Bad Clusters? Thanks for your time! "I am always ready to learn, although i do not always like being taught" - Winston ChurchillWho ever said that paper beats rock is a moron.Next time How To Remove Bad Sector From Hard Disk Permanently the platter was aluminum with a mirror finish on both sides(gold color).

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)... Read failure with status 0xc0000185 at offset 0x2dca46000 for 0x1000 bytes. YMMV.

October 11, 2013 Lady Fitzgerald Even better is to have a good backup scheme in place so, if a HDD goes to computer Never-never Land, you don't have to worry Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - ......no one else mentioned this so I will by Bdubslawman / November 12, 2007 7:12 PM PST In reply to: Bad sectors &

About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums | Register Help Remember Me? All of this happens below the> awareness of the rest of the PC; the OS has no clue, and nothing shows> up in ChkDsk logs, etc. If not you can download speccy and post the link to the screenshot we can direct you to the site to download their diagnostic tools. I would run the hard drive manufacturers diagnostic tools to be sure.

It has been operating like this for a very long, long time now, so perhaps it is not all bad. 0 Dani 1,476 12 Years Ago Your operating system will make The "che-chink-che-chink noise" is usually the stepper motors failing. The only exception> would be if you'd imaged from a failing drive to this one, and thus> possibly carried over now-irrelevant bad cluster markers.> > >I sure wish someone would create The sector won't respond to read or write requests.

Chkdsk reported no errors at >all. (If there was really a problem, it should have been detected during the >"checking free space" stage of the process.) Yes... I recently replaced a hard drive due to bad clusters on the disk surface. status as part of the startup process, but> by duhfault, this reporting is disabled.>> Hard drive vendor's diagnostics typically just give you an "OK" or> "fail" summary, with no detail at when I delete the partition and then recreate it) ?

w2k chkdsk "windows replaced bad clusters in file" question Anyone know a defragger for XP that shows bad clusters? Stay well and surf safe [stay protected] Dick E Back to top #8 Arrow92 Arrow92 Topic Starter Members 139 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Malaysia Local time:06:29 AM Posted 20 March 2015