HDD problems detected. No bad sectors found?

Toshiba Satellite a665-3dv new
June 9, 2011 at 04:54:29
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i7 processor/ 4gb ram
So last week my Toshiba laptop was acting up, it would give me crash dumps (blue screen of death) so I did a system restore from before it would crash giving me the bsod. It worked fine for a bit and then sometimes it wouldn't start saying it can't boot from the hard disk or that the HDD is failed. Then I reinstalled windows using the recovery disk (thinking that some important windows boot files were located in bad sectors) and it did work! Since then it has given me a few "HDD is failed" but it has been working fine without any problems for about 4 days now. What is weird is that while I'm on the laptop windows would tell me that it has detected a HDD problem and that I need to back up files, but the computer is working perfectly! Chkdsk said everything was working fine and I even installed HDD Regenerator and IT even told me there was a problem with the hard disk but when I scan it, it comes back with no bad sectors whatsoever? What is going on?

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#1
June 9, 2011 at 05:26:06
The best way to check of bad sectors is to use the HD manufacturer's tools. That doesn't mean Toshiba. It means the manufacturer of the hard drive. That could be Western Digital or Seagate or something else. Open the back to see what's there. Then go to their site, download the tools & create a boot disc. Boot the machine with it & run the tools.

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#2
June 9, 2011 at 05:43:53
back up all your files!! do it all the time from now on, a failing does does not need to be a bad sector, your whole drive could just be failing.. it may last for months, it may fail completely tomorrow..
make a complete backup of the whole drive including all partitions, with win 7 image writer, you can find that in the backup and restore window, make the image and save it too an external drive, then you can reimage the new drive and still have the hidden original OS to fall back on again. better safe than sorry.

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