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Help on hard drive problems ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by KKevin, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. KKevin

    KKevin Thread Starter

    Apr 2, 2010
    Hey all,

    My laptop was running Vista fine until one day it refused to boot.

    I had two partitions on it. So I installed Ubuntu on the other partition after formatting it. I'm unable to mount the Vista partition as the disk utility (under Ubuntu) shows this message :
    The disk utility reveals there is a bad sector on the Vista partition.

    I've tried running a windows XP boot CD to install XP and it says there is no partition where XP can be installed.

    I should add, I have used the badblock command (under Linux) on the Vista partition and it has revealed 89 bad blocks. I'm just clueless to what to actually do to isolate them in some way because I want to recuperate the rest of the data.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. cybersloth


    Dec 16, 2009
    you should move this thred to the Linux section
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