Is My HDD Failing?

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Brandonn2010, May 30, 2015.

  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    So randomly when I rebooted yesterday, Chkdsk was running. I cancelled, but when I rebooted my computer later, it tried to run again, so I let it. It found several problems, and I was wondering if they mean my HDD is failing, or if I'm okay.


    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.

    One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
    may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
    that you continue.
    Windows will now check the disk.

    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
    The non resident attribute of type 0x80 and instance tag 0x4 is inconsistent. The valid data length is 0x299c, file size 0xda00000000c, and allocated length 0x3000.
    Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "") from file record segment 121720.

    File verification completed.
    188672 file records processed.
    717 large file records processed.
    0 bad file records processed.
    2 EA records processed.
    44 reparse records processed.

    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
    There is no NTFS file name attribute in file 0x1db78.
    Correcting minor file name errors in file 121720.
    Unable to locate the file name attribute of index entry Weapon_TechCapitalLaserLight_Muzzle_Alt2.ogg of index $I30 with parent 0x16285 in file 0x1db78.
    Deleting index entry Weapon_TechCapitalLaserLight_Muzzle_Alt2.ogg in index $I30 of file 90757.
    Unable to locate the file name attribute of index entry WED1F2~1.OGG of index $I30 with parent 0x16285 in file 0x1db78.
    Deleting index entry WED1F2~1.OGG in index $I30 of file 90757.

    240692 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
    CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.
    1 unindexed files scanned.
    Recovering orphaned file WED1F2~1.OGG (121720) into directory file 90757.
    0 unindexed files recovered.

    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
    188672 file SDs/SIDs processed.
    Cleaning up 1549 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 1549 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 1549 unused security descriptors.

    Security descriptor verification completed.
    Inserting data attribute into file 121720.
    26012 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    263736016 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.

    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
    188656 files processed.
    File data verification completed.

    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
    29937471 free clusters processed.
    Free space verification is complete.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the master file table (MFT) bitmap.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.

    Windows has made corrections to the file system.

    244196351 KB total disk space.
    123828192 KB in 143373 files.
    96496 KB in 26012 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    521775 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    119749888 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    61049087 total allocation units on disk.
    29937472 allocation units available on disk.

    Internal Info:
    00 e1 02 00 b5 95 02 00 ef cd 04 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    5c 56 00 00 2c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 \V..,...........
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

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

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Use CrystalDiskInfo or HD Tune Pro to check your disk. chkdsk is not really a hardware diagnostic tool.
     
  3. Yanick

    Yanick Registered Member

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    Might also want to check with HDDscan it shows Smart status of the HDD quite nicely. UBCD also has Vivard which works wonders for diagnosing HDD problems, just not sure if it's recommended for SSD's, probably not :p
     
  4. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    Well SMART is fine, and I ran a scan with Seagate's bootable utility, and it was fine as well.
     
  5. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    continuous monitoring with hdsentinel would be my advice.
     
  6. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

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    That depends on what caused the problems in the first place. A sudden power loss, for example, can corrupt a hard drive but that does not mean the hard drive is failing.

    I agree with everyone else and say you should monitor your drives to see if the problem recurs. That said, I also think you can do this with chkdsk/Windows disk error checking if you want. Chkdsk is excellent at detecting corrupt data and storage locations and that's what really matters in the end. Or better yet, the drive maker's own diagnostics program is good too and which you should be able to get from your drive maker's website. If the drive is still under warranty and it fails the drive maker's own diagnostics, they will have no choice but to honor the warranty.

    I am not saying the other programs suggested are no good. I am just saying knowing in greater detail what's wrong does not protect your data any better. And for sure, a drive with recurring problems should be replaced, not fixed so you would need to replace it anyway.

    In any event, I would urge you to IMMEDIATELY make a backup of any data you don't want to lose, just in case this is an indication of impending failure.
     
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