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Anonymous
July 5, 2005 7:44:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Dear all

I recently dropped my laptop from about chair/seat height. It hit the floor
on it's side. Worried I quickly did scandisk and left it. When I came back
it had already booted into WindowsXP and I forgot about the issue.

Q. How does one look back at previous or recent scandisk logs?

Today when I booted my laptop I noticed the performance very sluggish and
not normal. I began to worry about my harddrive issue. So I did performed a
scandisk (the scandisks on reboot with the blue screen).

Q. Is there a difference between the blue screen scandisk on boot up and the
scandisk in Computer Management?

The results of scandisk partition D:\ was:

44765122 KB total disk space.
26495516 KB in 3332 files.
1788 KB in 518 indexes.
4 KB in bad sectors.
94818 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
18172996 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
11191280 total allocation units on disk.
4543249 allocation units available on disk.
Windows has finished checking the disk.

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Woah! 4KB in bad sectors. I guess the 4KB is unrecoverable. I wonder what
files were sitting on top of those bad sectors.

I just missed the results of the C:\ scandisk. It was too fast finishing and
booted immediately into WindowsXP. I know that there's an option in Computer
Management Scandisk "Attempt recovery of bad sectors". However we are never
told whether we have bad sectors or the results.

Q. How does one find out more information from the Computer Management
Scandisk results?

Time to scan my linux partition.....

More about : bad sector woes

Anonymous
July 5, 2005 7:44:03 PM

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Go to Control Panel > Admin. Tools > Event Viewer > Winlogon
after running Chkdsk to see the report.

Utilize the following maintenance programs, at least monthly,
to maintain the optimum performance of Windows XP:

Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310312&Product=winxp

How to Perform Disk Error Checking in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315265&Product=winxp

HOW TO: Analyze and Defragment a Disk in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305781&Product=winxp

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"KevinGPO" wrote:

| Dear all
|
| I recently dropped my laptop from about chair/seat height. It hit the floor
| on it's side. Worried I quickly did scandisk and left it. When I came back
| it had already booted into WindowsXP and I forgot about the issue.
|
| Q. How does one look back at previous or recent scandisk logs?
|
| Today when I booted my laptop I noticed the performance very sluggish and
| not normal. I began to worry about my harddrive issue. So I did performed a
| scandisk (the scandisks on reboot with the blue screen).
|
| Q. Is there a difference between the blue screen scandisk on boot up and the
| scandisk in Computer Management?
|
| The results of scandisk partition D:\ was:
|
| 44765122 KB total disk space.
| 26495516 KB in 3332 files.
| 1788 KB in 518 indexes.
| 4 KB in bad sectors.
| 94818 KB in use by the system.
| 65536 KB occupied by the log file.
| 18172996 KB available on disk.
|
| 4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
| 11191280 total allocation units on disk.
| 4543249 allocation units available on disk.
| Windows has finished checking the disk.
|
| -------------------
|
| Woah! 4KB in bad sectors. I guess the 4KB is unrecoverable. I wonder what
| files were sitting on top of those bad sectors.
|
| I just missed the results of the C:\ scandisk. It was too fast finishing and
| booted immediately into WindowsXP. I know that there's an option in Computer
| Management Scandisk "Attempt recovery of bad sectors". However we are never
| told whether we have bad sectors or the results.
|
| Q. How does one find out more information from the Computer Management
| Scandisk results?
Anonymous
July 6, 2005 6:32:20 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

"KevinGPO" <kevingpo@ukonline.co.uk> wrote:

>
>
>Woah! 4KB in bad sectors. I guess the 4KB is unrecoverable. I wonder what
>files were sitting on top of those bad sectors.
>


4kb would represent 1 cluster (8 sectors), which is the smallest unit
of disk space allocation used by Windows on a FAT32 or NTFS drive.

So the possible loss is restricted to a portion of one file (or all of
the file if it was 4kb or less in size).

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
!