I have a problem with my PC from a while.
Whenever I try to shutdown it down, it will do everything normal till the end: spinning stops, blue background disappear and screen becomes black and dead, but the PC will still remain powered on with lights on and rotating fans.
This even happens when I try the hybernation, in fact I've to force shutdown holding the power button about 5seconds every time.
If I restart it though, it will do fine.
I'm talking about Windows 7, 32bit PC. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on the same hard drive and it behaves the same way.
What I did so far without success:
- BIOS upgrade (it was the last version but I run the upgrade anyway.
- chkdsk /r, it found bad sectors, and labeled them. GParted says the disk will fail soon 'cause it has more than 140 bad sectors.
- Can the hard disk still be the cause of this problem, even after the bad sectors has been labeled?
- Can I fix this without changing the hard drive?
This post has been edited by domenico: 24 June 2013 - 04:54 AM