Ok, so the last 200~gb of my hdd had bad sectors… like a crapton of bad sectors, and it more or less made my hdd stop functioning normally and even in its failure its doing it weird.
long story short, when it finds a bad sector, it should avoid it, but this thing just gives 0 shits and tries to plow through. a very fun issue to have, it makes installing any large game near impossible.
now, I have a replacement drive, and I’m transferring files, and one of the flies infinitely hung, windows recognized it was an issue, told me it was an issue, and when I told it to skip, it decided nah, ima hang. steam did this with trying to update the game so I thought it would be a great test case for the hdd and transfering, so I know what i’m in for.
so I thought, ok, screw this, lets kill it, and tried killing explorer, ok, that worked… kind of, took a while for windows to let it go, but it stopped and that’s all that matters. till windows wouldn’t open another explorer window… and I couldn’t kill the explorer that was apparently hanging, ok restart the computer.
Ok I get it, i’m going to run into this for a few games and they are all known games, because I have auto updates killed on each of them for this crap.
Now, steam when it tries to update a game that is infinitely hanging can be killed, and within about 3-5 minutes will stop its bs and that’s that, trying to make it stop trying to updating a game is a chore, but it doesn’t force a hard reset.
so my question is, anyone know any programs that won’t take my system with me if it finds a bad part of the hdd? I have total commander up and ready to go, i’m just a bit hesitant because I am probably going to have to babysit this quite a bit.