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Windows replaced bad clusters

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by STORMYDOG, Mar 16, 2013.

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    STORMYDOG Thread Starter

    Aug 26, 2007
    My Win XP SP3 Dell Demension 8400 computer became very sluggish so I went thru several antivirus and antispyware and system checker programs. A chkdsk was detected as being needed so it was set to run on next reboot.
    When reboot, I got a bunch of "Windows replaced bad clusters in file ..." entries. Ran to completion and I wanted to scan surface and repair hard drive thru Drive Properties-Tools option. Was flagged to run on reboot and again got the replace bad cluster messages. I looked in EventVwr and showed 0 Bad Clusters.

    Wonder what could be going on. I will run manufacturers hard drive test but since bad clusters still show 0, is this a case of actual bad sectors? What should I be looking for?
  2. dai


    Mar 6, 2003
    run the makers diagnostic and see what results you get

    bad clusters usually means the drive has gone,you may see no bad clusters because windows has hidden them from view and from being used

    but bad clusters breed like rabbits
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