Knackered hard drive? Tags: Hard Drives Recovery Disk Storage Last response: May 25, 2009 4:44 PM in Storage Share clintwestmetal May 24, 2009 6:55:04 PM My friend's Vaio Laptop won't boot in to windows, the ntoskrnl.exe file is missing, I've had a look around and I can't do a repair install or any of the other usual suggestions. Running the Vaio diagnostics from the recovery disk show the HDD fails the Linear seek test, trying to recover using the recovery disk results in an error during it and to 'attempt recovery again'. I've stuck my own XP disk in to attempt to format the disk and install windows but the drive will not format. Would it most likely just be a case of needing a new hard drive? More about : knackered hard drive clintwestmetal May 25, 2009 4:44:03 PM No takers? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHard drive question? Forum SolvedHow to install second laptop hard drive? Forum SolvedTrying to connect laptop hard drive to desktop Forum SolvedHard Drive S.M.A.R.T. result help Forum SolvedAdvice please on hard drive setup for gaming Forum SolvedIs a 1tb hard drive enough Forum SolvedComputer freezes after hard drive ticking sound. Forum SolvedNeed Help With Laptop Hard Drive Forum Solvedhard drive help needed Forum SolvedLaptop internal hard drive as external Forum SolvedDropped external hard drive, considering platter swap Forum SolvedHow to backup Macbook air to external hard drive that has files on it? Forum SolvedHard drive swap between two identical laptops? Forum SolvedIs it possible to back up the ENTIRE Hard Drive? Forum SolvedHard drive + PSU cable Forum SolvedHard Drive Making Clicking Noises Forum SolvedCan I use a SATA hard drive with one computer using data and one computer giving it power? Forum SolvedHow do you move the OS(win7) to a new hard drive Forum SolvedHard Drive formatting problem Forum SolvedInstalled seagate hard drive, windows 7 stuck booting! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !