I recently had the LCD and keyboard replaced under my extended warranty that expires next May 2006 and the Warranty Depot Tech said that I would have to bring the notebook in and he would have to wipe the HDD clean with his Test programs and see if I have Bad corrupt files or that it is indeed a bad HDD.
He asked if I have a backup and I do in my western digital 160 gigs Storage Device, via my Ghost program.
I was just wondering if there is actually a program available that I could use that would not attempt to repair bad sectors as Chkdsk does and cause corruption in my data.
If I take it into the tech it won't be like the other repairs that took 45 min total, the drive will get erased and if there is a HDD problem then the Warranty depot will have to order it in and then install it.
Then I will have to install my Ghost image onto the drive. The Tech said about a week in total for lack of use of the notebook.
That is why I wondered if there existed a tool that I could use to see if these are Bad Sectors or Corrupt files and that the tool would not perform an attempt at repair that could cause problems.