Blue screen/bad sectors

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July 28, 2011 at 04:28:55
Specs: 12volt TacoT Windows 7 Diamond Edition, 4.163 GHz / 8191 MB
ive recently been getting a few bsod, the majority of them pointing to uncorrectable hardware errors. i've ran memtest & checked for new drivers etc but that hasnt solved the problem.
i used a program called hd tune pro which pointed to 2 bad sectors on 2 of my drives. is there any programs out there that can repair bad sectors without having to reformat?
i noticed on a site a program that could do this, it basically just moved the data to a clean sector, but i lost the page when i had a bsod again!

cheers

Windows 7 x64
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHz
ATI Radeon HD4870

8GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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#1
July 28, 2011 at 04:35:57
As far as I know there isn't any program that will repair bad sectors. Run a chkdsk on it and if it shows a lot of bad sectors, it's on it's way out. I would do a backup while you can, and replace the drive.

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#2
July 28, 2011 at 04:41:14
thanks grasshopper, im sure there are, but unless you need to use it, then maybe a lot of people dont know it can be done:(
what would you recommend for doing a complete back up? i dont like norton ghost, but something along those lines

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Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHz
ATI Radeon HD4870

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#3
July 28, 2011 at 05:28:34
Here is a link you can read up on using chkdsk with the repair option:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...
Though I think I would personally replace the drive as soon as possible. For $40.-$60 (in USA) you can easily replace the hard drive and the hard drive manufacturers offer software to clone your old drive (either on disk with drive or download if you choose OEM packaged drive). I had a couple of hard drives fail over the years (all of them Seagate by the way) and it is bad news when it happens, even when you have a complete current back up, it is very annoying. I would recommend doing a back up using windows back up, then using the repair in the 'how to' above, then clone the drive to a new one as soon as convenient.

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#4
July 28, 2011 at 05:56:01
thanks Fingers.

just doing the checks now, my drive with the OS looks ok, so thats a relief.
worst comes to the worst i just need a shed load of dvd's to back up and a lot of patience!

Windows 7 x64
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHz
ATI Radeon HD4870

8GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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#5
July 28, 2011 at 11:11:06
found a little program called HDD Regenerator.....working a treat:)
found and repaired 2 bad sectors on one drive, and currently 440 bad sectors on the other!

Windows 7 x64
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHz
ATI Radeon HD4870

8GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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