We have a desktop that Norton Ghost says has bad sectors. Sadly, this was not discovered until attempting to clone the drive. With "ignore bad sectors" checked, Ghost can image the drive. The question is - is that safe to do it that way and deploy that image on a new (good) HDD or is it introducing problems?
The current drive and OS installation seem to run fine, the reason for working on the machine was not failures currently attributed to the hard drive. Just noticed it when backing it up prior to performing some software updates.
No images were taken of this machine prior to now, so otherwise the only option is backup the data and perform a fresh OS install on a new drive.