posted on Feb, 22 2008 @ 12:40 AM
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
LOL, ried to do a defrag last night and damn neared thought I killed it.
Got verrrry slow, froze, took a verrr long time.
I get the impression that you think a chkdsk
They are different.
checks the disk for bad blocks, retrieves all the data it can from the bad blocks, and then
marks them so that no more data is written to them.
on the other hand arranges scattered files into a compact order, so that
the hard drive can read them faster.
You should perform a chkdsk to get rid of the bad blocks before
a defrag. That should take care of the bad blocks problem on your hard drive
In addition, although it is generally considered a sign that its about time to replace the drive, (and you should back up your data just in case), it
does not absolutely foretell future hardware failure.
Virus, malware, or just problems during software installation can cause "soft" bad blocks on the hard drive that do not indicate hardware failure.
Run chkdsk and then check the log file for details on what it found, and if it was able to perform a full repair during the scan.
Best of Luck
[edit on 2/22/08 by makeitso]