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I let them try to repair, came back unable to repair bad sectors .... :(


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Thank you for all your help .... I will follow and recontact after everything ..... worried

 

 

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What does the speccy log look like after the attempted repair?


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This is the new speccy file :)


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You might try the extended test with repair again.  It seems to have dropped the number of bad sectors from 74 to 69.  Sometimes it takes several tries to fix everything.


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extended test carried out, speccy file attached

 

 

Thank you :)


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                                            Attribute name    Current Pending Sector Count
                                            Real value    68
                                            Current    200
                                            Worst    200
                                            Threshold    0
                                            Raw Value    0000000044
                                            Status    Good

 

Just went down 1 count this time. 

 

FYI:

 
Description

Current Pending Sector Count S.M.A.R.T. parameter is a critical parameter and indicates the current count of unstable sectors (waiting for remapping). The raw value of this attribute indicates the total number of sectors waiting for remapping. Later, when some of these sectors are read successfully, the value is decreased. If errors still occur when reading some sector, the hard drive will try to restore the data, transfer it to the reserved disk area (spare area) and mark this sector as remapped.

Please also consult your machines's or hard disks documentation.

Recommendations

This is a critical parameter. Degradation of this parameter may indicate imminent drive failure. Urgent data backup and hardware replacement is recommended.

 

 

 

https://kb.acronis.com/content/9133

 

I suppose you can keep trying a few more times and watch the parameter in Speccy.  (No need to post each time and please when you do post remove the serial number from the log first.)  However, unless it starts getting better soon I think you should plan on cloning the drive.  While you have the PC apart to change the drive, remove the fan (NOT THE HEATSINK) and vacuum out the interface between the fan and heatsink and any airvents as it appears to be running a bit hot.


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Attached File  ERIC4.txt   116.86KB   2 downloads

 

Hello :) this is speccy result after 6 scans, I hope this may have improved bad sectors ... though I am already arranging for a new hard drive - following your previous instructions ... for which I thank you, very much

 

 

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It does look a lot better tho I'm not sure why.  The number of reallocated sectors remains at 1 but the number pending is down to 6.   Perhaps it really does repair sectors instead of switching them out.  Have you done the disk check recently?


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No I haven't done a chkdsk since the last one I posted - and I haven't done a WESTERN DIGITAL digital scan since the last speccy report I sent you :) 


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Do you want that I should chkdsk or WD scan?


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Try the chkdsk.


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Attached File  ERIC6.txt   113.41KB   0 downloads

 

 

 

chkdsk ran -  chkdsk /scan recommended and run .... finished result, no problems found.


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Can't get the attachment. 


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Attached File  ERIC5.txt   121.13KB   8 downloads


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