I had Windows installed on my laptop and suddenly one morning Windows couldn't start. Then I tried after formatting and for once it became possible.
I also installed Ubuntu as logical drive (deleted all HDD partitions) and then tried to install Windows but in the middle of the installation process (after expanding Windows files) it showed an error and stopped.
I'm using Ubuntu with live CD. In the Ubuntu disk utility, I see all HDDs as unallocated free space. The following points are being shown:
----smart status: disk failure is imminent >>>results of selt-test --self assessment-failing --power cycles-1834 --bad sectors-2047 --overall assessment-disk failure is imminent(backup all data and replace the disk) >>>Attributes for reallocated sector unit -assessment is failing values--- normalized-1 worst-1 threshold-50 value-2047 sectors >>>
Now I'm using the badblocks command.
sudo badblocks -v /dev/sda
But it has been running for 106 hours, and still continues.
I don't want to replace my HDD. Please help me so that I can use Windows on my laptop.