I've looked on other threads already, but none of them really gave a proper answer as to how to deal with it. Or nothing worked for me. RMA takes too long--and I don't even know if I still have warranty. I also can't afford taking it in since I'm asq poor.
(I talk a lot, so I bolded the important stuff in the case you just want to skim.) Also, I'm a programming and ubuntu noob. Like, I'm not even in the area of relevance, really.)
The hard drive still functions alright--it's just that some folders take forever to load, and files have corrupted. Thus the Reallocated Sector Count being some crazy number--18678160 sectors. Apparently SMART has this glitch where it gives too many false positives but I doubt finding out the real number would help much. The Current Pending Sector count is at 195 in value. It has passed the self-assessment and labelled itself as having "a few bad sectors".
Results of a failed attempt at ntfsfix:
Results of a failed zero-ing:Code:root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# ntfsfix /dev/sda Mounting volume... Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument. FAILED Attempting to correct errors... FAILED Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument. Volume is corrupt. You should run chkdsk.
Code:root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda dd: writing to `/dev/sda': Input/output error 2350073+0 records in 2350072+0 records out 1203236864 bytes (1.2 GB) copied, 81.3818 s, 14.8 MB/s
What happened is that the partitions on the disk became all screwy after an interrupted defrag. Windows 7 wouldn't boot properly after that, and chkdsk and system restore didn't work (just stayed on those screens endlessly without progressing). (Maybe it no longer knew how to access the files?)
And what I want to do is clean the drive/fix it completely, then re-install Windows 7. If possible. When I tried to install it before I did all this--I was kind of clueless since it asked me which partition I wanted to install it on, and I'm like, "partitions? Do not want--". And then so I tried formatting and deleting the partitions, but it was all "lololol, i dun no wut2 do so wait a sec" and proceeds to make me wait /forever/. Like an incompetent substitute teacher with no idea what it's doing. Or the result of sexual confusion due to a really hot buff chick. ANYWAY.
DEAR LORDS OF UBUNTU, please (with an organic cherry on top and a mutilated maraschino) provide me with assistance and answers to my query. ; v;)/