chkdsk: "Adding 3241 bad clusteres to the Bad Clusters File" - How bad is it?
Posted on 2009-07-11
Windows Vista kept locking up when trying to access/save to certain folders in my 2nd HD (not primary). When running chkdsk, it would hang/free at the beginning of stage 4 (of 5).
I eventually backed up all the files to the primary HD, did a 'quick format' on the HD and ran chkdsk again (this time from within Windows). It completely successfully this time around, but with the following message which stood out:
"Adding 3241 bad clusteres to the Bad Clusters File"
How bad is that? Is 3241 bad clusters a lot? What should I do now?
I have several tools at my disposal, including Ultimate Boot Disk, SpinRite, and the option to zero-fill format my drive.
Also, the chkdsk log mentioned:
"122096000 total allocation units on disk. 122067129 allocation units available on disk."