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 SolvedMy windows 8 laptop can not detect my hard drive Forum Solveduse the same hard drive Forum SolvedNAS / Server / Hard drive bay? Forum SolvedI know this is bad but how bad is it ??? Intel Core2Duo (2.3Ghz) 4GB RAM 160GB Hard Drive windows 7 Home Forum SolvedOld hard drive with new hard drive? Forum SolvedIs my hard drive failing? Forum SolvedPCI Hard Drive Forum SolvedCX750 PSU + 2 Graphics Cards + Hard Drive Help Forum SolvedCan i use an old hard drive as a secondary hard drive for my new computer? Forum SolvedInstalled windows on new hard drive.. no network adapter Forum SolvedHard drive failed and issues being able to install OEM Windows on new hard drive Forum SolvedComputer not recognizing Hard Drive Forum SolvedDropped external Hard Drive. Should I trust it with important backups? Forum SolvedWill my hard drive be erased if I install this? Forum SolvedDid i just bork my hard drive? Forum SolvedCannot install OS X onto new mac hard drive Forum SolvedMy External hard drive is not accessible . Forum SolvedI have a SATA to usb cable plugged into my laptop usb port. I'm trying to get all the stuff off my old desktop Hard Drive. The Forum SolvedFormatting a hard drive? Forum SolvedQuestions on using my SSD and hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !