Hard drive problems after power surge/outtage

By Razorsidewalk
Jan 3, 2008
  1. Yesterday my electric ran out at home as i have my electric topped up using a key meter, so when the electric went out the PC turned off.

    I went to turn the PC on today and something seemed wrong as it was talking a while to laod up like usual. Once it had booted up and came on to the main Windows screen, half of my desktop icons had disappeared, half of my programs in the "All Programs" list has disappeared. I had a look straight away in the event viewer and looked down the "System" list and something showed up that i didnt like the look of:

    Error: Disk

    The device, \Device\Harddisk0\D, has a bad block.

    Can someone tell me wat this means and if it is fatal or can be fixed easily.




  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Bad Block on Hdd

    You need to run Check Disk

    My Computer
    Right Click on C Drive
    Check Now

    I usually only tick the top box
    But if you tick the bottom box it will do an exhaustive (long) scan, which may be a good idea for you

    So tick both boxes
    Apply OK Yes
    Wait for chkdisk to finish (may take a long time)
    Windows will start up when the scan is finished
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