I always have Acronis Drive Monitor installed on my system. My hard drive health has never fallen below 100% in the Acronis Drive Monitor. Recently, I started getting warnings on bad sector being found on the hard drive. This came up on every boot. Then suddenly, the health fell from 100% to 68% (below warning level).
chkdsk /r on C: drive and it was scheduled for next startup. Upon the restart, my repair process stuck at 19% for a good hour and a half or so. I read up and realized that the bad sector 'remapping table' installed on the hard drive by the manufacturer had filled up and now the operating system was seeing bad sectors. Consequently, I booted from the Windows 10 installation ISO and opened a prompt by pressing SHIFT + F10. Then:
diskpart list disk select disk 0 list partition select partition 4 # this corresponded to the C: drive which hung on chkdsk format fs=ntfs # to perform full format which the partitioning screen does not allow
Windows installed and the first thing I installed was Acronis Drive Monitor. To my surprise, the hard drive health has returned to 100%. Acronis no longer shows the critical events upon boot.
My question is, that is this 100% trustworthy? I've heard that NTFS remembers bad sectors and even a quick format from this point onwards will be sufficient. But what in case of doing a
clean all from diskpart? Will the bad sectors return?
Bad sectors starting to show up:
Upon clicking event details:
Health bar falling to 68%:
New S.M.A.R.T. Data after format:
Read Error Rate,0,100,50,OK Throughput Performance,0,100,50,OK Spin-Up Time,1854,100,2,OK Start/Stop Count,11645,100,0,OK Reallocated Sectors Count,0,100,10,OK Seek Error Rate,0,100,50,OK Seek Time Performance,0,100,50,OK Power-On Hours (POH),5197,88,0,OK Spin Retry Count,0,253,30,OK Power Cycle Count,3572,100,0,OK SATA Downshift Error Count,0,100,1,OK End-to-End error,0,100,97,OK Head Stability,65535,100,1,OK Reported Uncorrectable Errors,56,44,0,OK Command Timeout,4,100,0,OK High Fly Writes,0,100,1,OK Airflow Temperature,572522530,66,40,OK G-sense error rate,46,100,0,OK Power-off Retract Count,1179666,100,0,OK Load/Unload Cycle Count,53560,95,0,OK Temperature,572522530,34,40,OK Reallocation Event Count,0,100,0,OK Current Pending Sector Count,0,100,0,OK UltraDMA CRC Error Count,0,200,0,OK
Reallocation Event Count showed "Degrading" instead of 100 earlier. Any clues?