My computer has always ran fine and I suspect it will for longer (I hope). I have always been a person that is scared to death of a hard drive failure.
I have put together several reports and pictures of scans. The bad sector thing is scaring me though because I called a guy at a computer repair shop and he said that 1 or more bad sectors indicated an imminent hard drive failure. I don’t even care about my personal files, the only thing I care about is having a complete windows files backup so I can put them onto another (not broken hard drive) to store and then put on a large hard drive to have Windows Vista back when I get the money to get a larger hard drive (I’m completely broke) and boot of my Windows files and then build up my programs again. Or if any of you people at Bleeping Computer know of a downloadable Vista installation CD I could use that. I would really just like to know; Is my hard drive failing, Do I need to make a backup, What Windows files do I need to backup (I already have the C:\Windows part backed up).
I am very scared that it might fail, I need to know if it is to I can take appropriate action. Please read the information I have given you. It should be more than enough. I also do NOT have internet access on my desktop, I am running my Toshiba Satellite A60 Laptop that has wireless (the desktop is the one with the hopefully not imminent hard drive failure), I CANNOT do anything on my Desktop that requires internet. If anything needs to be done outside of the operating system I have Ubuntu on a dual boot on a different hard drive (that how I copied my entire C:\Windows folder).
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