Find out what kind of hard drive it has. Go to the manufacturer's website, download and run their hard drive tool.
OK, I did that. The Fujitsu diagnostic program failed too. I spoke with their tech and he just said that the disk is bad.
The computer seems to work fine in all other respects, I'm just not able to make a drive image; that's why I ran chkdsk.
I hate the idea of having to reinstall all my programs, etc. when I finally replace the drive. Any tips for minimizing the burden and loss of data, like all the passwords that Firefox has remembered for me?
I've backed up all MY Documents onto a portable drive so that part should not be a problem.