Solved Hard drive not booting properly

Lenovo / Huronriver platform
September 5, 2012 at 23:52:54
Specs: Windows 7, 2.3 GHz / 4010 MB
I had a computer hard disk - IDE 160 gb. It had bad sectors on it. So I connected it and through Hiren Boot tool named HDD Scan I first Verified it which gave me 25 bad sectors. I then Erased it using the same tool. After that I have installed windows 7 firstly, then Xp, but after one day it gives me a boot error. What can it be?

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September 6, 2012 at 01:00:55
The hard drive is knackered, it is beyond use....................

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September 6, 2012 at 04:14:51
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Anything more than a couple of repairable bad sectors means that it was time to replace the hard drive. It should have been a sign to you that it could not be trusted any longer and you should have used it only as long as it would take to get another drive, save your files, do a clean install on the new drive, and put back your files. If you now need to save your files and if a start up repair does not fix your OS's, use a bootable CD or DVD prepared with a Live Linux (like Puppy Linux) to boot the system and try to save your files to a USB drive. Then replace the drive so you can trust the system again.

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September 6, 2012 at 04:51:18
Well, I have already saved all of my data through Hiren Boot tools. The hard drive works fine otherwise. I'll see for a day or two as I have tried to work with it. If it doesn't work, Ill get it replaced by Sunday. Thank you for your solution. :)

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