traces of bad block/sector
by yongtw123 - 2/7/08 9:24 AM
One of my hard drives are not in very good condition; it has some bad blocks and sectors. I used ChkDsk many times and repaired whenever it could. Weeks ago I reformatted that drive and created a whole new partition. Now at least the "bad block" or "bad sector" errors won't pop up every minute.
I just want to ask, when I am using my hard drive, and data just happens to be written near the "marked/fixed" bad sectors/blocks, should Event Viewer be alerting me of these bad sectors/blocks? Aren't these inconsistencies marked by the drive and never used again? In other words, maybe Event Viewer is just reminding me that on the disk surface the problems still exist physically? Maybe I shouldn't be too worried? Maybe the data won't be corrupted unless Windows tell me so?