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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows Vista, XP and earlier DskChk identifies bad segments on Disk

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      • #2370981
        WSmmi16
        AskWoody Lounger

        My Vista laptop crashes from time to time (what’s new, I know).  Occasionally when it goes through the Reboot Routine it ends up performing a DSKCHK on the hard drive.  In going through the process it identifies a number of disk addresses that have bad sectors.  After if finally gets through the routine the device boots up and works.

        Note – this is not my primary machine.  I primarily use it only for my POP3 e-mail accounts using Outlook 2010.

      • #2370988
        PaulK
        AskWoody Lounger

        Is there a question?

        Suggestions:
        – Backup the disk to an external drive. Are you familiar with Macrium Reflect?
        [If you are not familiar with the options available with Chkdsk, at a Command Prompt: ]
        — chkdsk /?
        – In an elevated command prompt, Run CHKDSK C: /r

      • #2371017
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Your disk is dying. Replace it NOW!
        Modern hard disks are self testing and correcting and errors are never sent to Windows / Mac etc unless the disk is in real trouble. If you want to find out how bad it is, run the manufacturers diags on the disk.

        As “the other Paul” said, backup now. Your data is at risk.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2371388
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        backup your files and replace the hard drive ASAP
        if & when the hard drive makes strange or unusual sounds (humming, banging, clicking sounds) that means the hard drive may soon fail

      • #2371898
        WSmmi16
        AskWoody Lounger

        backup your files and replace the hard drive ASAP
        if & when the hard drive makes strange or unusual sounds (humming, banging, clicking sounds) that means the hard drive may soon fail

        To date the disk has been quiet.

        Stumbled across a bootex file on a back up I had performed on 5/24/19  what follow is a comparison to one on the machine from 6/12/21

        156287999 KB total disk space. 5/24/19
        Same 6/12/21
        128009316 KB in 183956 files. 5/24/19
        100683096 KB in 1847451 on 6/12

        134996 KB in 33563 indexes. 5/24/19
        108192 KB in 33873 on 6/12

        96 KB in bad sectors. 5/24/19
        472 KB on 6/12

        489079 KB in use by the system. 5/24/19
        4890919 KB on 6/12

        65536 KB occupied by the log file. Same on 6/12
        27654512 KB available on disk. 5/24/19
        55006320 KB on 6/12

        4096 bytes in each allocation unit
        39071999 total allocation units on disk. Both 5/24/19 & 6/12/19
        6913628 allocation units available on disk 5/24/19
        13751580 on 6/12.

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