Computer Break Down

Published: Sunday, 05 December 2010 Written by Abang Wan

Salam all,

Its been a few day already since my computer are fully back on.... After 10 times formating my comp, seeking and searching for problems through the net, finally my beloved comp are back online but not full-fledged. It seems my 80 Gigs SATA hard disk is the culprit behind my suffering, it has bad sectors in many part of the disk.

At first I thought it was the Operating System(OS), cause I just recently formatted my comp and use Windows XP Professional SP3. The reason why I change OS because wanted to try the new Starcraft 2, which requires Windows XP SP3. To confirm whether the OS are usable, I installed it onto another comp and see how it run for a while. Well the other computer runs with no glitch at all. By that time I know that my hardware are the cause of the problems, !@#$%^&*(....... arghhh!!

Then I run chkdsk /R to "C:" drive, and it show me the bad news, bad sectors detected... For you guys that wonders how to check your disk with chkdsk:

  • First of all click "start", click "run", and type "cmd" then press "enter".
  • Then type the drive you want to check for fault, eg drive "D", so you type "D:", press "enter".
  • After that type "chkdsk /R" and press "enter". Wait until done see if got any errors.

Feeling pity for my hard disk I'll try to use it as best as I could, suspecting that the bad sectors only at in front of the disk, I make a partition after the 10GB mark until the end of the hard disk, but unfortunately there are still bad sectors after that mark.

So time for plan B, transfer all important data to another partition, backing up, and install the OS on different partition. Zzzzz thats alot of work, nevertheless less it must be done.

So after hours of pain and sleepless night(hahaha so dramatic) finally my computer are back on line but a little bit slower, still haven't had time to check whats the problems, tired already huhuhuhuhu....

Until next time, daaaa...

Salam.

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