I had a laptop (Compaq C700, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB hard disk drive) installed with Windows XP. When it was in standby mode due to power interruption, it switched off and after restarting it showed NTLDR missing.
Then I tried installing Windows 7 and while installing after the first reboot, it showed the message:
The File is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum.
I tried to install it again by formatting the whole hard disk and took a backup too before installation. I even did a hard disk test in the BIOS and it was showing OK.
I went to HP's service center 45 days ago (very poor service, the laptop is still there) and they are saying my hard disk needs to be replaced because it has crashed, but I don't think it has crashed. The problem may be something else. What could be the reason and possible solution?