CHKDSK: What does 0KB in bad sectors mean? RRS feed

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  •  I just did a CHKDSK on my 80GB Hard Disk and got the following:

    80413324 KB total disk space.
    24039684 KB in 56960 files.
    21736 KB in 4854 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    144400 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    56207504 KB available on disk.

    I am a bit puzzled by the line "0 KB in bad sectors"? Does that mean I've got bad sectors on the Hard Disk but with no files on it OR does it mean that my Hard Disk contains NO bad sectors?

    Thanks for your help!
    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:28 AM


  • It means your hard disk checked out 100% OK.

    But, fwiw, that is a quite a bit of used space taken up by log files. Do a disk clean.

    David Clarke

    • Marked as answer by Krishna.988 Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:45 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Krishna.988 Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:47 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Carey FrischMVP Tuesday, March 26, 2013 4:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by Krishna.988 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:56 AM
    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:40 AM

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