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March 13, 2014 5:47:08 AM

So first of all hi, I have a dell inspiron N4010. My c-drive is corrupted everytime i restart my laptop it gives me the black screen to checkdisk when it checks it says segment ####unreadable. So now when i checkdisk i just cancel it. i also did checkdisk with cmd and appears my c-drive is corrupted. I want to change my harddisk, is it a good idea to do so? or do i just reinstall w7? Will i lose all my drivers i i reinstall W7? Or upgrade to W8.1? Does anybody have an idea?
March 13, 2014 5:55:47 AM

Yes, yes, yes and yes? If you need data on that drive, you could recover it by creating a bootable Linux CD or USB drive, then grabbing all the files within Ubuntu or whatever - that's what I had to do when my copy of Windows was corrupted. New hard drive is encouraged - an SSD would be best for a laptop. You can reinstall W7 - or install 8.1 if you want, and you'll have to go find all your drivers from the manufacturer's website.
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March 13, 2014 6:04:18 AM

before any drastic measures are taken open command prompt and run these 2 commands.

sfc/scannow
chkdsk /f

the first will repair the windows file that are corrupt and the second will scan the disk and fix the errors it finds. that is what the /f means.
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March 13, 2014 11:00:56 AM

bgunner said:
before any drastic measures are taken open command prompt and run these 2 commands.

sfc/scannow
chkdsk /f

the first will repair the windows file that are corrupt and the second will scan the disk and fix the errors it finds. that is what the /f means.



Thsfc/scannow didnt work. It says: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt diles but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For Example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.Log
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March 13, 2014 11:10:09 AM

in that case you need to re-install the OS.
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March 13, 2014 11:29:42 AM

bgunner said:
in that case you need to re-install the OS.


So i dont need to remove my harddisk?
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March 13, 2014 12:04:40 PM

Belle Fleur said:
bgunner said:
in that case you need to re-install the OS.


So i dont need to remove my harddisk?


No, unless it's 5+ years old, in which case it may be time to replace it. A new installation of Windows will give you a clean slate.
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March 13, 2014 12:06:59 PM

jessterman21 said:
Belle Fleur said:
bgunner said:
in that case you need to re-install the OS.


So i dont need to remove my harddisk?


No, unless it's 5+ years old, in which case it may be time to replace it. A new installation of Windows will give you a clean slate.



Thank you so much :) 
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