If your D: partition/drive is the Hitachi...you can use the Drive Fitness Tool to check the functionality of the drive.
Hitachi Drive Tools - http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/
. do not get confused by the various tools listed...you want the CD image version of the Drive Fitness Test.
Download the CD image (.iso file) and then burn it to either CD or DVD, using any one of several programs designed to burn .iso files to CD/DVD. I use Active@Iso Burner 2.5 (Freeware)
but you can follow the instructions below to accomplish the burn.
Please follow this guide on How to burn a CD/DVD With ISO Recorder
. ISO Recorder is a free program that offers users a simple to use interface and GUI to perform a CD/DVD Burn. This application, can be installed on Windows XP and later, as well as the 64bit variants. It will allow you to burn an image aka .ISO file to any type of CD or DVD.
This application, also does not include any extra or bundled software such as free search toolbars, free trials of norton, or other programs.
Once the .iso is burned to CD...make sure that your system is set to boot from the optical drive, change the applicable BIOS settings...save the changes in the BIOS by hitting F10 to exit.
Ensure that the burned disk is in the optical drive before you save the BIOS changes made...electing the SAVE option will result in an automatic reboot of the system.
Once the system boots...the burned CD will go into action. Please read the Hitachi instructions for using the DFT.