Hard Drive Death
Ive got a friends laptop, and the hard drive wiped itself one day (or so I was told). I put XP on it, and after restarting due to a DRIVER_IRQL bluescreen, XP whined that it couldnt find the HKLM hive in the registry. Reinstalled, same thing.
Did a chkdsk /r and the computer would freeze up at 59%. Pulled the hard drive, put it in my computer, and after a day of scanning, it found a bunch of errors, and was at 97%. Chkdsk froze up and wouldnt budge. Did it again when I rescanned, except without the errors.
Found a program called HDD Regenerator, and its been running for two days. 1287 bad sectors found & fixed, and 17000MB into the drive (its an 80GB drive). Should I let it keep going? Is there something I can do to fix it sooner? ~21% through in a couple days seems like its going to take forever.
Asus P5E | Q6600 | 2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066 | BFG 8800GTS | 5x1.5TB SATA2 | 2x500GB SATA2 in RAID1