I have bought a ACER Aspire 5736Z-4790 laptop for my parents. It just passed the warranty. I think the hard disk is bad now. I cannot open/copy some of my files. It will crash (blue screen) when I do chkdsk /f/r in the stage 4 of 5 which is verifying file data. I can hear a strange noise when it is reading the bad sectors (I guess because it hangs there.)
I am thinking replace the hard disk. should I buy the same hard disk or any SATA laptop hard disk will be ok?
BTW, is there a way to repair it (with software)?