You can use the Recovery disks that came with your laptop to reinstall Windows on a new hard drive. However, are you sure that your hard drive is failing? We could check it together and see if it is or not. The "System Volume Information" folder is where system restore points are kept, maybe they are just corrupted and needs to be deleted. In order to delete them, right-click on Computer
and select Properties
. From there, click on Advanced System Settings
in the left pane and click on the System Protection
tab. Click on the Configure...
button followed by the Delete
one at the bottom of the window to delete every restore points present on the system. Once this is done, let's check the health of the drive.
Please download GSmartControl
and save it to your Desktop.
- Extract gsmartcontrol-0.8.7-win32.zip to a folder, double-click on gsmartcontrol.exe
- A list of hard drives will appear, single-click each disk to see Drive Information and identify your drive
note: most machines will only have one or two entries, but an easy way to identify your drive is by its size.
- Double-click on the hard drive to see detailed Device Information
- Click on the Attributes tab, do you see any red or pink entries like the ones below? Please list the names in your next reply if there are any.
- Click on the Perform Tests tab
- Select Extended Self-Test and click Execute
note: this test can take several hours to run
- Allow the test to complete, the results will be displayed at the bottom
- Please post the result of the scan in your next reply
Is there any lines that are highlighted in pink or red after the scan?