I am getting an error about the partitions on one of my drives.
I checked my hard disk with Acronis Disk Director 11 Home, HDTunePro, MiniTool Partition Wizard, Hddscan, HDD Regenerator 2011, WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics, GParted, and Parted Magic, but none of them found any problems with the drive. However, when I perform a check with PartitionGuru, DiskGenius, and an old version of Partition Magic (8.0), I get the following error (seen below) about the partition being bad and needing to reformat to fix it:
Error - The number of sectors record in DBR overflow - Reformat
Should I reformat or not? I checked two other hard drives, one of them like my 500 WD Blue, and neither has any errors with any programs.
Are there any other programs that can check partitions for errors?
Finally, how should a large SATA hard disk be formatted? I currently use programs like GParted, Acronis Disk Director, or MiniTool Partition Wizard. Are these programs good for formatting a new hard disk? Could the choice of format tool be the cause of the error?
This is the report from GParted (all checks are OK except this):
check file system on /dev/sda5 for errors and (if possible) fix them 00:00:04 ( SUCCESS ) ntfsresize -P -i -f -v /dev/sda5 ntfsresize v2012.1.15AR.5 (libntfs-3g) Device name : /dev/sda5 NTFS volume version: 3.1 Cluster size : 4096 bytes Current volume size: 416090681856 bytes (416091 MB) Current device size: 416090684928 bytes (416091 MB) Checking for bad sectors ... Checking filesystem consistency ... Accounting clusters ... Found backup boot sector in the middle of the volume. Space in use : 151623 MB (36.4%) Collecting resizing constraints ... Estimating smallest shrunken size supported ... File feature Last used at By inode $MFT : 214728 MB 0 Multi-Record : 212846 MB 37659 $MFTMirr : 1 MB 1 Ordinary : 214808 MB 6 You might resize at 151622209536 bytes or 151623 MB (freeing 264468 MB). Please make a test run using both the -n and -s options before real resizing!