Hangup during install

Hewlett-packard Armada 1750 p2-366 6.4gb...
July 20, 2009 at 08:01:18
Specs: Windows XP
Reformatting the Thinkpad. During 31%-33% of installation (format and copying of files did not have a problem), system became unresponsive and froze. Doing an installation right now using a different disk.

Reinstall has worked before. Suspect bad sectors on the hard drive. Can someone recommend some tools (like the old scandisk) that I can use to repair the sectors? I cannot use CHKDSK because the hangups happen during XP load screen

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July 20, 2009 at 08:05:11
UBCD http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Hirens boot cd



it could be a RAM problem.

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July 20, 2009 at 08:31:48
Use a drive fitness test from the manufacturer of the hard drive. In your case I would guess that to be Hitachi. If the drive fails the test then replace it.

If you don't have restore disks you MAY still be able to create them from the hidden partition on the current hard drive.

Read the laptop manual to learn how to make the restore set.

You need to pay attention to the capacity of the replacement hard drive. There are more constraints on laptops than with desktops.

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