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Hard drive diagnostic tools?

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Hi guys. I'm currently working on a laptop for a friend and I am suspecting that the hard drive is failing. I would like to run some kind of diagnostic tool on it to check for errors but Windows Check Disk doesn't work. When I try to run it after the OS loads I get a message saying it cannot run while the hard drive is in use. So I then scheduled a scan during boot (before the OS loads) but it cancels the scan on its own.

Any ideas or tips? This laptop is running Windows Vista 32-bit with a Toshiba MK8046GSX hard drive. I also could not find any Toshiba diagnostic tools. Thanks very much.
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Crystal disk info

Will show up any errors and if the hdd is in good condition or not
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Crystal disk info

Will show up any errors and if the hdd is in good condition or not
Sweet I'll check that out, thanks.
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Also HD tune
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Also HD tune
Coo, thanks.
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