Depending on why the HD has bad sectors it may be usable.
Usually once a HD just starts getting bad sectors it is on it's way out.
You could try this,
Open My Computer
Right click on the C drive
On the menu click Properties
Click the Tools tab
Click Check Now
When the box opens put checkmarks [click on them] in the little boxes under Check disk options
You will get a message , click Yes
Restart the computer & be patient !
Let it finish the check & start to the desktop on it's own.
When the unit finishes starting go to ,
Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer>Application
Under Source locate Winlogon & double click it to see the results of the scan.
To keep from losing anything , installed programs, etc. I would use XXClone to clone the old HD to the new
Once the drive is cloned your copmputer will be as it is now as far as programs & personal files go.
The only thing that I've ever had a prpoblem with is AVG anti-virus, it doesn't clone so I just unistall it & reinstall after the clone.
A side bonus is you can put the old HD away, intact, & use it to reinstall if you ever have to
Edited by fairjoeblue, 29 May 2009 - 11:52 AM.
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