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: ForumRecovery of knackered disk ForumCan\'t format 500gb samsung hard drive in caddy ntfs ForumMy e-machines computer has hard drive but nothing is on it? ForumI have 3xSATA hard drives and they are all failing ForumHard drive runs and runs and runs?? Forumhard drive weirdness ForumReboot comp and now its knackered ! ForumSo i think i`ve knackered my sound blaster..... ForumSB61G2 - knackered BIOS - how to replace? ForumKnackered ? No, the sun's shining... ForumLite-On DVD Drive issue ForumWindows 7 upgrade problems/ CD drive unrecognized. ForumDELL DIMENSION 4700 & new RAM & HD5450 ForumDisk Boot Failure Insert System Disk and Press Enter ForumCD drive question ForumNew build gaming/general purpose pc (£1000 = $1500) ForumGaming computer £500 ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumNew hard drive problem ForumWeird hard drive problem More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !