03-16-2010 07:58 PM - edited 03-16-2010 08:06 PM
I've got a problem with my 1 year old WD5000BEVT. It never had any issue until now; in fact it was working awesomely until recently where my antivirus locked up (no virus though, it's not the issue) and forced me to shutdown my laptop manually.
I then did a check disk and found 3 bad sectors. Translating the event log relevant part to English:
Read failed with state 0xc0000185 at offset 0x77f684000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failed with state 0xc0000185 at offset 0x77f685000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failed with state 0xc0000185 at offset 0x77f756000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failed with state 0xc0000185 at offset 0x77f763000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Read failed with state 0xc0000185 at offset 0x77f834000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failed with state 0xc0000185 at offset 0x77f841000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Windows replaced damaged clusters of file 191798
3 damaged clusters added to damaged clusters's file.
What should I do? I wish to avoid replacing my whole hard drive just for 3 bad blocks, yet they prevent me from resizing my partition according to True Image.
I found this Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows program but for some reason it doesn't recognize my physical hard drive. It only shows C: in the bottom panel and nothing in the top one. (My HD is an internal WD5000BEVT that was sold with my laptop.)
I hoped that maybe that Data Lifeguard thing, through more extended tests than Windows CHKDSK, would resurrect these sectors and be able to mark them as fully functional.
So uuuhhhh... What do I do?
03-16-2010 08:35 PM - edited 03-16-2010 08:36 PM
Please consider this post only after building up your reply to the other post, as it's the core of the problem and this second post is just an idea.
Would CHKDSK /B be a good idea to try in my case? /B is an option in Vista that apparently removes bad sectors from the list and then does a CHKDSK /R, or something like that, I'm unsure. It basically seems to recheck sectors that are already marked as bad.