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Solved: Error...bad block?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by koldbloodkev, Mar 2, 2012.

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  1. koldbloodkev

    koldbloodkev Thread Starter

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    I have been getting help from Cookiegal for some virus/malware issues and she discovered this,
    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Cdrom
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7
    Date: 2/26/2012
    Time: 6:14:17 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: PIECEOF****
    Description:
    The device, \Device\CdRom1, has a bad block.

    My computer has both a cd and a dvd both seem to be running poorly. I opened control panel> system> hardware tab> device mgr> DVD/CD Rom drives, but neither CD or DVD show any trouble. What can I do other than remove and replace units?
     
  2. Triple6

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    Ignore them, they could be just a defect in the disc or a scratch or smudge. Most people who use discs will have at least one error once in a while, it really doesn't do any harm unless you start experiencing problems reading or writing discs.
     
  3. koldbloodkev

    koldbloodkev Thread Starter

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    Hi Triple6,
    When I ran the event viewer the same error was listed as occurring about 20-30 times a minute, and the units seem much slower than they were. It sometimes will take 5 to 8 minutes to open a folder on the disc. Is there a way to 'test' the units?
     
  4. Triple6

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    Well if it takes a really long time to read any disc then yes that would be a problem. I guess you might be able to use a program like OptiDrive Control: http://www.cdspeed2000.com/index.html but if you are having trouble reading discs and getting that many errors then you likely need to replace the drive.
     
  5. koldbloodkev

    koldbloodkev Thread Starter

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    I'll give that a try.
    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  6. koldbloodkev

    koldbloodkev Thread Starter

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    Triple6,
    Thanks for the info and your time :D(y), I ran the OptiDrive on both and it looks like I'll be going to the computer store. (n):(
    Case closed,
    Kevin V.
     
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