how I can see if there are bad sectors in my computer or not? RRS feed

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  • In the older versions of Vista, It could be easy to see a drawing of bad sectors in HD when we operate scan disk but in Windows vista we can not. Am I right or not?
    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 6:20 AM

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  • Hi Twin11,


    Have a look at the following, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Check-your-hard-disk-for-errors

    I have found on my Vista SP1 system sitting here that you get a report on this information, but you must ensure that 'Fix Automatically' is not selected.

    Additionally, if you do not see this option I found that this logs the detail in the system area of the event viewer.


    If this does not help then I will try get some more detail with screen shots up on the new technet wiki, unless this is already there.



    Jarad, Brisbane Australia
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 3:42 AM
  • You can do a "chkdsk" in command prompt to check if there are bad sectors in your HD.
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:33 AM