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Solved: File Record segment unreadable !

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shravanpn7, Jul 20, 2011.

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  1. shravanpn7

    shravanpn7 Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have Dell Vostro A860 laptop running XP Sp3 . It has become very slow , and boot up takes around 20 minutes and it often hangs even if i open a browser ! Some times its just blacksout ! during boot up it performed a CHKDSK of C: drive and it displayed around 150 - 200 unreadable file record segments .. i googled about this and found that .. if file record segments are unreadable .. then its time to replace my HDD .

    So should i replace my HDD ? please help !

    Thanks
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    If you haven't already, back up your data before doing anything else -- right now!

    Very likely, yes; but, to be certain, download the drive manufacturer's testing utility and run it to be sure.
     
  3. shravanpn7

    shravanpn7 Thread Starter

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    @Alex
    I ran the Western Digital's diag tool .. there are "too many bad sectors that may be reparable" .. it prompted me to backup before repairing ! So i'll backup my HDD .. try to repair it and post abt tomorrow.
    Thanks for the help :)
     
  4. Alex Ethridge

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    If there are many bad sectors, replacement of the drive is the safe thing to do. If the program indicates they have been repaired, I recommend running it again and CHKDSK afterward and see how they turn out. My guess is that subsequent scans will indicate there are new bad sectors found.
     
  5. shravanpn7

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    The Diag tool failed to repair the Bad sectors !
    So time to buy a new hard drive !
    Thanks for the help
     
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