>When I start my defrag utility I get detected bad clusters
>on drive do you want to continue. Is this serious
Very serious. Repeated instances of bad clusters on a hard drive are
very often a portent of impending doom.
Determine the make of the hard drive and go to the manufacturer's web
site where you will find a free diagnostic utility. Download this
and run it Usually they create a bootable 3.5 inch diskette and when
you reboot the computer with the diskette in the A: drive the
diagnostic program will load automatically.
If the diagnostic test detects a problem with the drive then you can
safely assume that it is about to join the dearly departed; and you
should take immediate steps to back up your data and to obtain a
replacement hard drive.