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Does this mean my Hard Disk/Drive is failing?

by RedzManz / September 17, 2011 3:30 PM PDT

My laptop computer is less then a year old and It is in great condition and I have never dropped it or cause damage to it in anyway, yet it has begun to fail on me twice already. I have had wipe and reinstall windows 7 several times which always seems to do the trick. If I don't wipe it eventually windows will take about 30 minutes to boot up and another 10+ minutes to load everything. I recently did a reformat (working great but it always does at first) and I decided to get ahead of the game and before it starts going down hill completely, I ran the Disk Check and it came back with bad sectors, although very small.

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Clarification Request
Results from Disk Check.
by RedzManz / September 17, 2011 3:32 PM PDT

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: 9/17/2011 4:45:03 AM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Dalton-PC

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is TI105950W0C.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
162560 file records processed. File verification completed.
152 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 44 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
211778 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
162560 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 135 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 135 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 135 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
24610 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
35681368 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
Read failure with status 0xc0000185 at offset 0x1fa4ab000 for 0x1000 bytes.
162544 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
108987237 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
Adding 41 bad clusters to the Bad Clusters File.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

477363199 KB total disk space.
41054760 KB in 114702 files.
80684 KB in 24611 indexes.
164 KB in bad sectors.
278803 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
435948788 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
119340799 total allocation units on disk.
108987197 allocation units available on disk.

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I like the answer at the other link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2011 2:31 AM PDT
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Hard Disk/Drive is failing?
by dtm23 / June 14, 2012 11:58 AM PDT

Bad sector are occurred by any creased file on you Hard Disk that caused physical damage on your disk. Also could be virus that effect your performances and might have damage your hard drive.
I would suggest you go do backup regularly and run disk check that allow you to do fix small bad sector but not alway solve the problems. If you can better to get a new HDD.

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