You can try installing a Linux distro, Ubuntu imho is the best distro for new users, as it is easier to get support. You can also try the test on this page. Click Here
. It's the one pinned to the top, that says... "Which Distro Is Right For Me
I have been using Linux for nearly 3 years now & I really love it. Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS & Mandriva are are all very nice distro's that I use now.
I have (according to Ubuntu > Disk Utility) 9 bad sectors on my hard disk which = pre-fail. It will eventually fail, but it's been like that for several months that I know of.
Linux is not windows!!! Give this a read... Click here
Edited by Dutch70, 05 February 2011 - 01:56 PM.