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I have deleted your last reply as the copy and paste was the WHOLE of the applications log from event viewer and due to it only being the listing of the headings was of no use.
Please just send the chkdsk log.

Here is HOW
Start
Control Panel
Administrative tools
Event Viewer
On left pane click application.
On main window click the source colum heading
scroll to winlogon - or click source again and it will then put winlogon at the top of the list
Open the winlogon entry
Verifiy it is the chkdsk results
Copy and paste those results please as you did previously.
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Event Type: Information
Event Source: Winlogon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 1/24/2012
Time: 5:42:58 PM
User: N/A
Computer: HOME-OLGABEN
Description:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 1685 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1685 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1685 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.

74862868 KB total disk space.
66506748 KB in 173935 files.
73068 KB in 24417 indexes.
20 KB in bad sectors.
474052 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
7808980 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
18715717 total allocation units on disk.
1952245 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
c0 43 04 00 db 06 03 00 b8 6f 04 00 00 00 00 00 .C.......o......
fb 08 00 00 02 00 00 00 e6 0d 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
f2 02 6e 15 00 00 00 00 ba 0a e5 eb 00 00 00 00 ..n.............
86 13 63 44 00 00 00 00 78 ab f3 ed 09 00 00 00 ..cD....x.......
f2 ba a0 ca 00 00 00 00 80 ce f6 08 0c 00 00 00 ................
b0 dd 7a a6 00 00 00 00 08 39 07 00 6f a7 02 00 ..z......9..o...
00 00 00 00 00 f0 3f db 0f 00 00 00 61 5f 00 00 ......?.....a_..

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....ink/events.asp.
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Well, what is there to say.
I am sure you have seen it for yourself
A sector is 512bytes for this purpose
You have 20Kb in bad sectors.
I am sure you know but a Kb is 1000 bytes
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So does that mean we have done as much as we can with this machine? Are the bad sectors related to the missing programs in the add/remove folder? Should I just uninstall and reinstall the missing programs to get them added in this folder?
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It means that you and I are wasting our time, with any further attempts to solve that one small problem of the programs, as the disk is failing.
It may last sometime, it may go any day.
As another sector becomes bad, you are likely to suffer problems of error messages etc.

When chkdsk /r is implemented that includes a check for and attempted recovery of data from bad sectors. The data is rewitten to good sectors and the sector marked bad to prevent data being written to it in future.

If a bad sector developed in the sector of the drive that carries the MFT the drive simply will not work. - Master File Table
If it developed in the MBR - Master Boot record - then windows will not load.

If you wish to show the friend/customer definite proof apart from the chkdsk results, find the make of drive on Device Manager, open the entry disk drives and you should see some inidcation.
Go to the manufacturers site and run their utility from dos as a bootable cd or floppy if the computer has a floppy drive.
http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
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Ok, thank you for all your help. I will pass this information on to my friend and let him decide what he wants to do. We can close this post now.
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