CPU at 100 usage after bad sectors

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by ghostp780, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. ghostp780

    ghostp780 Guest

    I hope someone can help me out on this. I'm not a novice, but I'm no
    far from being one either. The problem started with an unusably slo
    operating system. I ran chkdsk on both of my drives, and this seemed t
    fix the problem, since I saw several bad sector events in the even
    viewer. But, the CPU is now constantly being taken up by a svchost.ex
    process and windows search index process. From what I could find out
    it seems that some dll files in system32 and winsxs folders ar
    corrupted. I was in the process of restoring them. I ran the syste
    file checker, and since there were files that it could not 'repair', I'
    using Windows AIK to mount a .wim file from my vista installation dv
    where all the good dll files are. However, I'm not entirely sure tha
    the system file checker repaired the files that it said it did afte
    all, since it advises me to run it again after "the maximum files hav
    been queded for repair" for the third time. Alas, my hard drive seem
    to have developed more bad sectors in the meantime. As of recently
    ran a DOS program from my the manufacturer of my hard drives to repai
    the bad sectors, again, instead of chkdsk. What is the best course o
    action? Anything that may help. Thanks
    ghostp780, Jan 14, 2009
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    Malke Guest

    Before I did anything elaborate with the operating system (software), I'd
    run a diagnostic utility on the hard drive. It sounds like the drive has a
    physical problem and if this is so, you need to replace the drive and then
    reinstall Windows.

    Test the hard drive with a diagnostic utility downloaded from the drive
    mftr.'s website. You will create a bootable CD with the file you download.
    You will need third-party burning software to do this such as Roxio, Nero,
    or the free CDBurnerXP Pro. Burn as an image, not as data.


    Boot with the CD you made and do a thorough test of the drive. If it fails
    any physical tests, replace it.

    Malke, Jan 14, 2009
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