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  1. brihy1

    brihy1 Registered Member

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    trying to create a partition but cant
    laptop runnin xp home sp3 and using disk director home v 10
    when tring to create partition it says unable to resize with bad blocks?what does this mean?thanks
     
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    brihy1:

    Welcome to the forum. The error message means that your disk has bad sectors. Disk Director will not let you resize a disk with problems like this or you could risk losing data.

    To fix, schedule a disk check in Windows Explorer. Be sure to check "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" as shown:

    chkdsk.PNG

    You will need to reboot the PC to allow the disk check to take place. If chkdsk is able to repair the bad sectors then try the partition operation again. If there are too many bad sectors it may be time to replace the disk.
     
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    i tried all of that,it must be the drive,thanks
     
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    Unfortunately, laptop hard drives are notorious for developing bad sectors since they get bumped and jostled around during normal operation.
     
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    if i install a new hd on my laptop can i use the xp disc that came with this laptop or no?
     
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    If your laptop manufacturer provided a disk that can reinstall Windows XP, then yes. But first, how bad is your disk? Can you open a command prompt window and type the following:
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    chkdsk c:
    Copy and paste the output into your next post. It should look something like the following. The line in red is what you want to pay the most attention to:
     
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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Bri>chkdsk c:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.

    WARNING! F parameter not specified.
    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
    File verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
    Index verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    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 found problems with the file system.
    Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

    58597055 KB total disk space.
    5848116 KB in 21629 files.
    6716 KB in 2825 indexes.
    12 KB in bad sectors.
    99435 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    52642776 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    14649263 total allocation units on disk.
    13160694 allocation units available on disk.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Bri>
     
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    That isn't too bad. There are only 12 kB (24 sectors or 3 blocks) of bad sectors. This might be repairable. Sometimes you have to run chkdsk more than once to get it to fix multiple problems. Try this -- from a command prompt window type
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    chkdsk c: /f
    to see if chkdsk can first fix up the free space problem. Reboot the PC to run the disk check. Next run
    Code:
    chkdsk c: /r
    to let it try mapping out the bad blocks. Reboot to run this, which may take a while. Then check again in Windows
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    chkdsk c:
    to see if there are any remaining bad blocks.
     
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    followed your last post and i was able to create another partition so it worked,thanks for the help much appreciated
     
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    Great! Keep an eye on your disk by running chkdsk again in a few days or weeks. If you see any more bad sectors then you had better replace the disk.
     
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