Hard Disk Bad Block

By tany ยท 4 replies
Dec 30, 2007
  1. Hi,
    I suffered few times from power failure. Everytime the computer restarted, it ran chkdsk and i was able to conitinue working. Since the last time i had power failure, it ran chkdsk, but it last almost forever, eventaully i was able to work. Ever since then, everytime i start my computer, it runs a long and tedious chkdsk. I went to the Event log and so the Error log :
    'The device, \Device\Harddisk0\D, has a bad block'.Does it mean that my HD will die soon ? Is there any way to fix the bad block ? I'm having samsung 80G HD. I wasnt able to find any utility from the manufacture.
    Please advise.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Run the disk checking utility (chkdsk) and tell it to scan for bad sectors. This will mark the sector bad so that Windows will avoid it in the future. After running the check, see which file the bad sector was in - the file is corrupt and you should replace it.

    The Samsung hard disk utilities are called shdiag and hutil.
  3. zazazoom

    zazazoom TS Rookie Posts: 84

    right click my computer and click on manage then disk management under storage...
    from what i know is..as soon as your HD has a bad sector or missing allocations for files.. its gonna die, you are better off replacing it....
    HD's are going for cheap right now ! think of purchasing a new one:)
  4. tany

    tany TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I followed Nodsu instructions and got rid of the nasty autochk when windows restarts, yet, i will purchase a new one soon.
    Thanks for the advice
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    start backing up your data NOW to another device.
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