Hi, a few days ago windows vista 64bit crashed on my desktop and gave me the dreaded "corrupt registry" error. I've had a lot of problems with the drive since then.
I reformatted my drive but I cannot seem to install a new OS. Windows vista/7 both freeze during the installation and ubuntu 9.04 gives me
'Input/output error during write on /dev/sda during install"
after partitioning the drive and beginning the installation. I do not have a windows xp disk so I can't try that.
I'm thinking my hard drive might just be bad, but I'm not sure how to check. If it came with installation disks, I do not have them anymore.
I have a Gigabyte P35 chipset and WD 320gb velociraptor HD. Thanks