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#195199 10-Apr-2016 08:03
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Was watching a bit of youtube on windows laptop then all of a sudden bam bsod, too quick to see what it said, then a failed boot attempt where it said 'media test failure'.

Boots up now but computer running painfully slow, if at all. 1/3 of the thing I open I have to close again because they become non responsive, several times have had to shut it off with the power button because it is non responsive, not even ctrl alt del works.

Task manager does not show high cpu or ram usage. Ran ccleaner, malwarebytes, avast.

Ran chk dsk ,
Replaced bad clusters in file 90843 (chrome cache)
Added 2bad clusters to bad cluster file

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  #1529328 10-Apr-2016 09:35
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Well that sounds like a failing HDD. Run chkdsk overnight with surface scan and see if it finds and marks more bad clusters. Maybe try backup anything important before that because it could be the final straw.



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  #1529342 10-Apr-2016 09:57
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Found no errors , 8 kb in bad sectors

 
 
 
 


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  #1529343 10-Apr-2016 10:02
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  #1529395 10-Apr-2016 11:33
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"Found no errors , 8 kb in bad sectors" is an oxymoron, bad sectors are a significant error! 


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  #1529460 10-Apr-2016 13:27
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_ANY_ bad sectors calls for immediate backup and replacement.







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  #1529686 10-Apr-2016 22:30
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Tried reinstalling windows on it, didn't seem to want to work. Have swapped in spare hdd and install is running.

So this drive is toast and nothing can be done? Can you not mark the bad sectors so the pc won't use them? Is there anything other than chkdsk I can scan / fix it with?

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  #1529694 10-Apr-2016 22:53
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Nope. Even if you could "repair" it to mark them bad I would never trust that drive to hold anything again.

 

Time for a SSD





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  #1529777 11-Apr-2016 06:43
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I am not too worried about the content as long as it doesn't cause the pc to run slow. Nothing important stored on this laptop



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  #1534238 17-Apr-2016 10:00
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Have tried reinstalling windows on said drive but it gets stuck at 0% copying files. The same install disc installed fine on my spare drive. Saying that, I have had this stuck on 0% issue with other pc's before.

I have a usb to sata adapter, how can I test to verify this drive is no good?

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  #1534262 17-Apr-2016 10:11
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mb82: Have tried reinstalling windows on said drive but it gets stuck at 0% copying files. The same install disc installed fine on my spare drive. Saying that, I have had this stuck on 0% issue with other pc's before.

I have a usb to sata adapter, how can I test to verify this drive is no good?

 

By using another drive and see if the problems disappear





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  #1534304 17-Apr-2016 10:41
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mb82: Have tried reinstalling windows on said drive but it gets stuck at 0% copying files. The same install disc installed fine on my spare drive. Saying that, I have had this stuck on 0% issue with other pc's before.

I have a usb to sata adapter, how can I test to verify this drive is no good?

 

The drive is no good. Destroy it if it had sensitive information on it, otherwise just throw it away.





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  #1534372 17-Apr-2016 13:18
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Beating a dead horse won't bring it back to life. In the old days when drives were very expensive and the technology was different, bad sectors were common and it was considered acceptable to mark them and carry on using the drive (even ones without problems were unreliable). I agree with those who say to replace it. There is no reason to hang onto something like that now.

 

 





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