have been without the pc for a couple of days or access to here.
the dramatic title was a bit strong yes, however i DID think i had a reocurring problem with bad sectors as one program i used to test it [not HD Tune] came up AGAIN with a bad sector even after it had repaired one before. plus the temporature was too hot and had been for ages as id left the side cover off and it told me to shut down the pc. so thats why i expected trouble. i think that program just wanted to sell me a full copy
but ive been a very long time now [for me] without a boot problem and i do install/uninastall lots of programs etc so judging by my history im well overdue for problems.
id like to have The XP Recovery Console available. what sort of backup does it restore, is it from the installation disk its self?
i'll look to see if HD Tune provided smart data
ive been sweating here last 2 days the restore an Aomei backup, Aomei broke the OS installation when restore failed. in the last 2 days i installed win 7 in order to access AOMEI backup as a Linuc disk would not boot [i'd be planning to upgrade anyway] but it [win 7] wouldnt allow me to use a second HD thats installed , this problem took a day to try to sort. anyway im back to Xp now after a successfull Aomei restore [square one]
perhaps u could recommend a freeware /free to try program for checking had drives
Edited by superqaz, 08 June 2015 - 05:26 AM.