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I would watch out, I had some sectors on my drive, but it still worked/loaded windows

Ran Chkdsk, thing totally busted my windows installation. Last time I ever ran that thing, don't trust it at all now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros;13658045 
I'm somewhat having the same problem as you, and I read that you should NOT defrag, as it can corrupt some data.

Edit: But wait... in the thread title, you put "bad sectors," and in your post, you put "relocated sectors." By relocated do you mean that you already did chkdsk and it was able to correct the errors? If you did, you can defrag without a problem.

no i ran a smart check and it said it has 27 relocated sectors.
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:.;13658070 
I would watch out, I had some sectors on my drive, but it still worked/loaded windows

Ran Chkdsk, thing totally busted my windows installation. Last time I ever ran that thing, don't trust it at all now.

i been running ti for about 3 months and its just as fast as it was when it came with the dell. also the relocated count hasn't changed so i assume that's a good thing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by .:hybrid:.;13658070 
I would watch out, I had some sectors on my drive, but it still worked/loaded windows

Ran Chkdsk, thing totally busted my windows installation. Last time I ever ran that thing, don't trust it at all now.
Your drive was on its way out. Chkdsk would not do that to a healthy drive.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;13658080 
no i ran a smart check and it said it has 27 relocated sectors.



i been running ti for about 3 months and its just as fast as it was when it came with the dell. also the relocated count hasn't changed so i assume that's a good thing.

Well I just found this. I recommend you don't do it. I also recommend you move everything over to another drive because that one is very likely to come to an end frown.gif
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Count of reallocated sectors. When the hard drive finds a read/write/verification error, it marks that sector as "reallocated" and transfers data to a special reserved area (spare area). This process is also known as remapping, and reallocated sectors are called "remaps". The raw value normally represents a count of the bad sectors that have been found and remapped. Thus, the higher the attribute value, the more sectors the drive has had to reallocate. This allows a drive with bad sectors to continue operation, however, a drive which has had any reallocations at all is significantly more likely fail in the near future.
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post #15 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou;13658103 
Your drive was on its way out. Chkdsk would not do that to a healthy drive.

i agree the sea tools says it passes every test so its still in decent heath.


is it just me or is OCN dirt slow?
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros;13658120 
Well I just found this. I recommend you don't do it. I also recommend you move everything over to another drive because that one is very likely to come to an end frown.gif

im not too worried i don't have anything i can't lose its just an xp boot so i can play my older games so if it died no big deal i still got a healthy 500 gig

this is weird it just finished a defrag and i could see it skipping block (i assume bad sectors) and ow they are all filled in what does that mean?
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I just replaced my hard, cuz of the bad sectors. I tried defragment the drive and it will skip the files that are on bad sectors, but it didn't kill my drive. I tried HDD Regenerator 2011, but the bad sectors keep coming back.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;13658133 
im not too worried i don't have anything i can't lose its just an xp boot so i can play my older games so if it died no big deal i still got a healthy 500 gig

this is weird it just finished a defrag and i could see it skipping block (i assume bad sectors) and ow they are all filled in what does that mean?

Don't ask. That's a level of knowledge far beyond both yours (just assuming) and mine. Hard drive/flash memory is an amazing concept.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros;13658178 
Don't ask. That's a level of knowledge far beyond both yours (just assuming) and mine. Hard drive/flash memory is an amazing concept.

lol okay its not too hard to understand magnetic storage basically works like binary 1's and 0's
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I've heard you can use Victoria to modify the HDD 'good' and 'bad' sector/cluster lists to essentially cut-off all of the bad clusters/sectors so that you can reduce your HDD to a size that fits in an area unaffected and have it working normally again.

Give it a look.
    
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