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  1. Hi all,

    I use a Maxtor 200GB IDE drive, bought around November 2006, to do backups using Norton Ghost. Today when I tried to run a backup, Ghost froze up during the backup process (progress bar would stop at 5%), and the machine needed to be restarted.

    I immediately did a full CHKDSK on the local system drive (C:\), which passed.

    Then I ran a full CHKDSK on the Maxtor 200GB drive, and errors were reported. I've pasted the results below:

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    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Winlogon
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1001
    Date: 3/2/2010
    Time: 1:01:41 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: HOSTPC
    Description:
    Checking file system on F:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is DRV4_VOL1.
    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.
    The standard information attribute in file 0x3e is missing.
    Deleting corrupt file record segment 62.
    The standard information attribute in file 0x5b is missing.
    Deleting corrupt file record segment 91.
    The standard information attribute in file 0x69 is missing.
    Deleting corrupt file record segment 105.
    The standard information attribute in file 0x6a is missing.
    Deleting corrupt file record segment 106.
    The standard information attribute in file 0x6c is missing.
    Deleting corrupt file record segment 108.
    Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
    Cleaning up 15 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 15 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 15 unused security descriptors.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
    File data verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
    Free space verification is complete.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
    master file table (MFT) bitmap.
    Windows has made corrections to the file system.
    195357928 KB total disk space.
    32834752 KB in 459 files.
    160 KB in 52 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    73824 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    162449192 KB available on disk.
    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    48839482 total allocation units on disk.
    40612298 allocation units available on disk.
    Internal Info:
    70 02 00 00 0b 02 00 00 47 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 p.......G.......
    04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 24 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........$.......
    ae 4c 2d 00 00 00 00 00 50 a9 ab 00 00 00 00 00 .L-.....P.......
    08 af 2f 00 00 00 00 00 a2 ca ac 12 01 00 00 00 ../.............
    02 76 ff ae 06 00 00 00 2e cb f3 c9 07 00 00 00 .v..............
    99 9e 36 00 00 00 00 00 b0 3a 07 00 cb 01 00 00 ..6......:......
    00 00 00 00 00 00 13 d4 07 00 00 00 34 00 00 00 ............4...

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    Based on this, should the Maxtor drive be tossed? Or is it worth keeping it since CHKDSK says it made the necessary repairs?

    Thanks in advance, everyone.
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    It shows that it had some fragmented files.. I would do a disc defrag with your drive every now and then even though its a backup drive. When you reformat the drive you will clear the partition and then you will create a new partition, during the process of creating the partition the drive should skip over the bad sectors and leave you with only the good sectors of the drive depending on how screwed up the drive is. So the possibility of you being able to still use it is good, just need to reformat it and find out. Good luck
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    in the words of one rap "artist"..back that thang up...back that thang up.

    one ill sector deserves another..and pretty soon it will get it..and another..and another. it's the slow descent. get your stuff somewhere else if you care about it.
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    I'm with greymalkin

    When a drive starts corrupting files, it usually continues to do so and its time to replace the drive.
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  5. That's why a genius invented Diskeeper, word to the wise.
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    Originally Posted by PartingShot View Post
    Hi all,

    I use a Maxtor 200GB IDE drive
    Friends don't let friends use Maxtor HDDs.
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  7. Originally Posted by PartingShot View Post
    Based on this, should the Maxtor drive be tossed? Or is it worth keeping it since CHKDSK says it made the necessary repairs?
    Check hard disk S.M.A.R.T status with CrystalDiskInfo or HDDscan
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    It sounds typical of Norton.
    Use Acronis instead.
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