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Corrupted/ Unreadable C-Drive

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?
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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    in that case you need to re-install the OS.
  5. bgunner said:
    in that case you need to re-install the OS.


    So i dont need to remove my harddisk?
  6. 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.
  7. 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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