I've just removed a lot of spyware and rootkits from a friend's Compaq Presario V6500 and on trying to make an Acronis disk backup it failed with read errors,
I ran chkdsk /r and it recovered 187 bad sectors, Reran and now reports clean.
I ran SMART from Speedfan and it reports 99% fitness and 100% health with 10 pending sectors.
It's a Fujitsu MHY2159BH HDD. Is it about to die?