HDD is about to fail, bad sectors...

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  1. Posts : 7,606
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #31

    ashramnavivi said:
    Will they list all disk events for my primary system drive, or for all drives, because I want it to output disk events for either both of my drives or just D: drive which is my data drive (failing HDD)

    Do you recommend performing a full format on a 2TB drive?
    It takes just a second or two to run the command. You don't have to think for a long time before running it.
    The command applies to all disks regardless of the drive letters.
    I recommend full format, but it is just a matter of opinion.
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  2. Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
    Thread Starter
       #32

    Matthew Wai said:
    It takes just a second or two to run the command. You don't have to think for a long time before running it.
    The command applies to all disks regardless of the drive letters.
    I recommend full format, but it is just a matter of opinion.
    Here it is: ProviderName: diskTimeCreated Id LevelDisplayName Message - Pastebin.com
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  3. Posts : 7,606
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #33

    There are many instances of the following event:

    The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.
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  4. Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
    Thread Starter
       #34

    Matthew Wai said:
    There are many instances of the following event:

    The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.
    Yeah I'm aware of it, when I last checked it in the Event Viewer I saw the same thing. I know that that obviously means that drive is about to fail.

    My plan: I will work on backing up data from it to my other external HDD while I wait for new HDD to arrive. When my new HDD arrives I will change SATA cable, and fully format it. After that I will occasionally use Windows back up and restore (windows 7) option to make backup images and stuff, and I will download HD sentinel or CrystalDiskInfo
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  5. Posts : 43,245
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #35

    When it comes to this a. option, I will probably just use windows built in backup and restore (windows 7) option

    Thank you for your reply.

    No. Don't. Many times on tenforums it has been posted this is deprecated and unsupported and even Microsoft recommends you use 3rd party supported tools.

    You don't even need to pay for some of them including Macrium Reflect's free version.

    Do yourself a favour and use what many members here use and recommend.
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  6. Posts : 236
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #36

    ashramnavivi said:
    Yeah I'm aware of it, when I last checked it in the Event Viewer I saw the same thing. I know that that obviously means that drive is about to fail.
    My plan: I will work on backing up data from it to my other external HDD while I wait for new HDD to arrive. When my new HDD arrives I will change SATA cable, and fully format it. After that I will occasionally use Windows back up and restore (windows 7) option to make backup images and stuff, and I will download HD sentinel or CrystalDiskInfo
    I would use reflect personally in the future and if you want to try you can have it image (not clone) your hdd before you swap it. ( you will probably have to let it skip bad sectors obviously).

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    Good luck.
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  7. Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
    Thread Starter
       #37

    I will use that 3rd party tool then, but the thing is that I never utilized it before nor have I ever used the Windows Backup & Restore thing. I don't plan on cloning/imaging my current HDD which is about to fail as I will just manually back up important data off of it. Most of the space is occupied with media files which I don't plan to back up as they're huge in size and they're not really important to me.

    I will start using Macrium's Reflect tool once my HDD arrives and I will use it for imaging every once in a while.
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  8. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #38

    Hello @ashramnavivi,

    ashramnavivi said:
    After that I will occasionally use Windows back up and restore (windows 7) option to make backup images and stuff.

    Do NOT use Windows Built-In Imaging & Backup.

    It is common knowledge that most of the time you CAN'T trust ANY of the MS built-in Backup or Image facilities because they just DON'T work. The System Imaging facility is a deprecated feature which is NO longer being developed or updated [ it used the same executables in every version of W10 ]. Even MS say that the built-in System Imaging facility should NOT be used . . .

    System Image Backup (SIB) Solution
    We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.

    SOURCE: > Features Removed or Deprecated in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
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  9. Posts : 7,606
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #39

    I am the only member who has never created a disk image.
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home
       #40

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @ashramnavivi,




    Do NOT use Windows Built-In Imaging & Backup.

    It is common knowledge that most of the time you CAN'T trust ANY of the MS built-in Backup or Image facilities because they just DON'T work. The System Imaging facility is a deprecated feature which is NO longer being developed or updated [ it used the same executables in every version of W10 ]. Even MS say that the built-in System Imaging facility should NOT be used . . .




    SOURCE: > Features Removed or Deprecated in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
    How, exactly? I have a backup of my data using Windows 7 Backup and Restore on my external hard drive. Let's say my original hard drive dies completely, I buy a new one and attempt to restore the files from the external drive. Would this work or not? What exactly are the risks?
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