Solved I fixed the Google Appcache problem

January 25, 2015 at 12:33:17
Specs: Windows 8.1
FIxed on my laptop anyways.....same as everyone else, sometimes it would just peg my computer and hang windows eventually coming around but taking forever. I FINALLY ran a chkdsk /f /r on my drive and it found bad clusters in my google profile folder. It took forever but repaired it and now it's fine. Either that, or your google profile is corrupt. HOpe this helps.

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January 25, 2015 at 14:36:10
Thanks for the info, but it is worth noting that most modern HDD's will automatically detect and re-map any bad sectors to a reserve area.

This process is invisible to the operating system and prevents it from storing data on a damaged area (where corruption would occur).

The fact that chkdsk can see these bad sectors probably means that the reserve is full and corruption is still spreading.

Download Passmark Diskcheckup to check if this is the case.

Under the 'SMART Info' tab you will see a list of attributes and their status.

If any of those attributes, especially the "Reallocated Sector Count" display FAILED then I would advise copying data off the drive immediatley before futher data loss is encountered.

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January 25, 2015 at 16:17:57
My laptop is less than a year old so not sure but it's fine now.

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January 25, 2015 at 17:13:29
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On a laptop that new you should definitley not be looking at bad sectors.

At this moment in time everything will behave normally as windows has scanned the disk and maked all the damaged area's as "bad sectors".

This will prevent windows from writing new data to the damaged area's and prevent further data loss

** however **

Whatever has caused the damage to your hard disk has not been identified. If more sectors become damaged it will corrupt new data.

Considering the laptops age I would backup data and take the laptop back under warranty, explaining the issue.

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