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Hard Drive test Win8

  1. #1


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Hard Drive test Win8


    Anybody know what is best software to test Hard Drives in Windows 8.I have a Hitachi i want to test it,its' a secondary hard disk.Hitachi has a site uses DFT but the bootable software does not work for me and it is listed in 2009.Same for Western Digital which is my primary HD with Windows 8 on it,none are listed for Win8.I recently had issues with hitachi showing bad sectors,thru a few chkdsk,DISM and scandisk reports it looks better here a post most recent one.
    TimeCreated : 10/6/2013 11:02:46 AM
    Message :
    Checking file system on D:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is Data.

    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.

    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
    256 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
    0 large file records processed.
    0 bad file records processed.

    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
    288 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
    0 unindexed files scanned.
    0 unindexed files recovered.

    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
    Cleaning up 12 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 12 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 12 unused security descriptors.
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    17 data files processed.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    234160 USN bytes processed.
    Usn Journal verification completed.

    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
    240 files processed.
    File data verification completed.

    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
    244022674 free clusters processed.
    Free space verification is complete.

    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.

    976759807 KB total disk space.
    572812 KB in 35 files.
    24 KB in 18 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    96275 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    976090696 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    244189951 total allocation units on disk.
    244022674 allocation units available on disk.

    Internal Info:
    00 01 00 00 41 00 00 00 3d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ....A...=.......
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 31 97 e9 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ..1.............

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello JDS,

    Are you able to run the latest HGST Windows Drive Fitness Test (WinDFT) version from within Windows to test the drive?

    If needed, with the drive connected to another computer?
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  3. #3


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    yes i was,here it is,but some tech on bleeping computers tells me i did it wrong should of run it under Dos,i used wrong program.When i used DOS one did not work,did not recognize my drives at all,no matter what choices i made.Made in 2009

    DFT-Win HGST HDD Diagnostic TEST

    Copyright (C) 2012 HGST

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    DATE : 10/05/2013 19:57:57


    DRIVE INFORMATION
    Serial Number : MSK5235H0KDGBG
    Model : Hitachi HDS721010DLE630
    Firmware Rev. : MS2OA5R0
    Capacity : 931GB
    SMART Status : Healthy

    Test Log

    ReadErrStat : Done
    Result : Pass
    Date/Time : 10/05/2013 17:57:01


    SMART QT : Done
    Result : Pass
    Date/Time : 10/05/2013 17:57:01


    ReadErrStat : Done
    Result : Pass
    Date/Time : 10/05/2013 19:56:27


    SURFACE ET : Done
    Result : Pass
    Date/Time : 10/05/2013 19:56:27
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  4. #4


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    thanks Brink sorry no other PC,here is a recent chkdsk log,even though some say it's may be meaningless if drive maybe going,which is only a year old if that matters.
    TimeCreated : 10/6/2013 11:02:46 AM
    Message :

    Checking file system on D:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is Data.

    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.

    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
    256 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
    0 large file records processed.
    0 bad file records processed.

    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
    288 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
    0 unindexed files scanned.
    0 unindexed files recovered.

    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
    Cleaning up 12 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 12 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 12 unused security descriptors.
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    17 data files processed.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    234160 USN bytes processed.
    Usn Journal verification completed.

    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
    240 files processed.
    File data verification completed.

    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
    244022674 free clusters processed.
    Free space verification is complete.

    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.

    976759807 KB total disk space.
    572812 KB in 35 files.
    24 KB in 18 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    96275 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    976090696 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    244189951 total allocation units on disk.
    244022674 allocation units available on disk.

    Internal Info:
    00 01 00 00 41 00 00 00 3d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ....A...=.......
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 31 97 e9 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ..1.............
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I think you would be better served to take a step back and explain what drove you to suspect a hard drive issue. The HGST Test looks OK. What are the symptoms of your issue?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    JDS,

    In addition to what my2cents posted, your chkdsk results show "0 KB in bad sectors", so you are fine there as well.

    I can only repeat "What are the symptoms of your issue?" as well.
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  7. #7


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Well originally this was my primary hard drive i bought a new one made this my secondary drive.If you recall i had an issue of it being BUS 0 and primary being BUS 1 on SATA,i just had to switch sata cables fix it.Then without running a chkdsk on either drives which most say when you buy new one and format another,i had program called Hard Disk Sentinel.This program told me through short tests my primary was good,100% health and performance,my secondary D: %100 performance %95 on health.When i ran surface tests on older drive one with issues i thought through this program,surface scans told me i had 8 weak sectors.So i ran chkdsk on D: it took literally 6 hrs. to complete showing lots of unindexed,unallocated and sector problems.In program after still showed same percentage for health and performance,led me believe drive was bad,system restore was not working for this drive.I did another chkdsk along with DISM.exe and scandisk.After running one or so more chkdsk,dism.exe and scandisk this was results now from chkdsk log i recently posted.Someone at Bleeping computers told me to run DFT but did not tell me to run the DOS based one so one i posted was windows one to him,he said it was the wrong one,but DOS boot one did not work on my system as much as i tried.Your right it looks to me like D: drive is fine now.Either chkdsk fixed errors,relocated bad sectors not to be used.Tell me more if i am not sure.Thanks Guys.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    What you see in your report above is normal and just routine maintenance on the hard drive when you run chkdsk. What really matters is if it shows anything in "bad sectors".

    Since your reports above do not, then you are fine and have nothing to worry about.
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  9. #9


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Thanks Brink,but on bleeping computers he felt that chkdsk does not tell you it is a hardware issue,said it was just numbers.He felt a full surface scan under DFT's DOS program which did not recognize my SATA drives no matter what selections i made in program,would determine more to him if it was a hardware issue or not.Drive isn't even a year old if that does make a difference.I feel chkdsk and possible DISM fixed alot of issues,put any bad sectors to where drive will not use them,one before this chkdsk had only 4KB bad sectors,now none in this one.Thanks again i will feel this drive is o.k. for now.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    For now, I would recommend to keep anything that you do not want to lose on the hard drive backed up to another location to be safe. Afterwards, run chkdsk and DFT (DOS or Windows) on the hard drive about once a week for a while to see if they find anything. If you continue to get bad sectors, then you might consider replacing the HDD, or getting an RMA for a free replacement if it's still under warrantee.
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Oct 2013 at 17:16. Reason: typo
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