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Qosmio g15 recovery disk error

I install #1 recovery disk, every thing seems fine, asks for second one, after inserting a window pops up with a question mark: and says:
"Output A:\Ghost.err, then either click yes or no... when i click on yes, box comes up: cannot open ghost.err insert diskette, if i click on "no" application error 29005 write sector failure, result = 1, drive =128. sectors 4312647 to 4312711. Blank screen, turns itself off - powers itself on: Black screen: Please Remove All Diskettes and CD's from the drives, Press any key to continue, press ok - turns itself off and on and the Qosmio screen comes up with discs 1 & 2 icons below the words qosmio.. what am i doing wrong.. help would be much appreciatied.. thanks Brandi

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Re: Qosmio g15 recovery disk error

If the discs are clean and pretty much scratch free, then this is most likely a bad hard drive. If you have another PC or laptop, try burning copies of the recovery cds and then use those. If the problem remains, you will need a new hard drive.

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