Bad Sectors on C:\ "system" drive on Windows SBS 2003 Std.
Posted on 2008-06-17
I have a PowerEdge 400SC running Widows SBS 2003 Std. that is getting "Bad Sector" errors on Disk 0 (c:\ and system) and has started running slowly. We don't have a full backup of the C:\ drive and the ASR is 1.5 yrs old. I've tried to run a backup of the C:\ to a USB external drive, but NT Backup is failing. There is an existing MS hotfix that meets the error codes, but needs a reboot. I don't want to restart more times than I need to.
What are the chances that a running chdsk /r would corrupt the volume?
Can I Ghost the drive if there are bad sectors?
Any suggestons? (besides better backups)