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Win Vista not fixing bad sectors in chkdsk

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Old 13-09-2011
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Win Vista not fixing bad sectors in chkdsk
  

Hi, board --

So frustrated! Running an HP Pavilion DV4T series w/ Windows Vista. It's about 4 years old with a HD that's been running hot since I got it, so I expected this.

Windows says my hard drive has an "imminent failure" a-coming to it (duh duh duh doooooom), so I ran chkdsk from the cmd prompt on restart. It reports that there's bad sectors, but it doesn't seem to be DOING anything about them. I don't see any messages about moving them or sequestering them or whatever the hell chkdsk is supposed to do when it finds the bad sectors. And when I load Windows, I still get the "imminent failure" message.

So, is there anything I can do? Like, a tool I can download or something? Or do I just need to get a new hard drive?

Thank you!

-SK

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i think you should try to use Hiren's Boot CD as a first boot sequence for your machine. It offers so many Hard Disk Tools to diagnose your HDD and find for some solutions.

Before I decided to buy a new HDD, I always check my current HDD with Hirens. The results of the check approach the real condition of our HDD.

Hope it helps...
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