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bad sectors after disk error check.

  1. #1


    peter c.a.hawkins Guest

    bad sectors after disk error check.

    I upgraded to vista home premium a few days ago.i have just done a disk
    error check (both boxes ticked) and i have 4 KB in bad sectors.
    has any-one any ideas how to put this right?
    thank-you.

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  2. #2


    Jonathan Schwartz 2 Guest

    RE: bad sectors after disk error check.

    Hello peter c.a.hawkins,

    For you the fastest method for resolving the "bad sector" issue, purchase a
    new hard drive.
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    "peter c.a.hawkins" wrote:

    > I upgraded to vista home premium a few days ago.i have just done a disk
    > error check (both boxes ticked) and i have 4 KB in bad sectors.
    > has any-one any ideas how to put this right?
    > thank-you.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: bad sectors after disk error check.

    Hi Peter C.A. Hawkins--

    When you run chkdsk in Vista you need to check automatically fix
    errors.NoteIf you select Automatically fix file system errors for a disk
    that is in use (for example, the partition that contains Windows), you'll be
    prompted you to reschedule the disk check for the next time you restart your
    computer.

    See:

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...41f811033.mspx


    1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking
    Computer.

    2. Right-click the hard disk drive that you want to check, and then click
    Properties.

    3. Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check Now.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
    password or provide confirmation.

    To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan
    detects, select Automatically fix file system errors. Otherwise, the disk
    check will simply report problems but not fix them.

    To perform a thorough disk check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of
    bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the
    hard disk itself, and it can take much longer to complete.

    To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically
    fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.

    4. Click Start.

    Also:

    From: NTFS Beta Chat Transcript (July 12, 2006):

    http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/pages/457811.aspx

    Dan [MSFT] (Expert):
    Q: What does self-healing mean? Can you tell us (me) more about that?
    A: Self healing is a new feature in Vista. Basically upon detection of
    certain types of on disk corruption, NTFS will repair the corruption in
    place. The goal is to restore consistency of the metadata much like chkdsk
    will except it does not require a lock of the entire volume. If user does
    not want it enable by default, it can be disabled on a per volume basis
    using fsutil.exe.

    CH


    "peter c.a.hawkins" <petercahawkins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:99284D26-652C-4333-90C7-8EFCEBC99C1B@microsoft.com...
    >I upgraded to vista home premium a few days ago.i have just done a disk
    > error check (both boxes ticked) and i have 4 KB in bad sectors.
    > has any-one any ideas how to put this right?
    > thank-you.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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