If you just want to "MARK" the Bad sectors so they wont be used the Thorough Scandisk (Windows 9x/ME) or chkdsk /r (Windows 2000/XP/2003).
But if you are looking for physically removing the bad sectors then Low Level Format is the only option. You can download the low level format utilities...
Windows XP's Retail and OEM versions requires to be activated and the only way you can activate is either by internet or calling their centers.
Microsoft identifies every software using its Product ID number. For windows that present in the System Properties -> General Tab and for other MS...
Can you give the Motherboard and Graphics Card (Onboard or External) specifications, so I can suggest you some drivers.
In case if you dont know you can download the following free software and know the computer hardware details.
I think your computer might be infected with Spywares.
1) Scan your System using AD-AWARE SE (To remove spywares)
2) Download Microsoft Anti-Spyware beta (To prevent additional spywares from installing and remove spywares)
When you start the program it requires the CD to be present in Drive D becuse the Windows registry is refereced to Drive D. There are two ways you can get this working.
1) Uninstall the software and resintall it using the mounted image from the Virtual Drive.
2) Change the Virtual Drive's...