I have some old 40gb HDD that needs repair (bad sectors). "HDD Regenerator" is doing it's job, but it's PAINFULLY slow (5000 sectors per hour, about 14 000 000 of then need to be repaired!). The problem is that i have only one computer, and to use "HDD regenerator" i have to boot my computer from that particular CD. You probably get the point - i want to use my computer WHILE HDD is being repaired. That's how i got an idea! I downloaded free "VmWare Player" and i'm planning to give it raw disk access and INSIDE virtual machine boot "HDD Regenerator" and repair my hdd while using my computer as always. But...i have never heard of something like that so i just don't know if it such a good idea :\ Any advice?
P.S. I have only one computer, so i can't use another to repair my disk, and i don't want to send my disk to "rescue company" because bad sectors aren't caused by mechanical fault, i'm pretty sure it's logical fault.