Ok, problem starts with me finding out that i have bad sectors in my disk (alot of them), so i google a solution to this. I dl and run HDD regenerator and it says that I must make a bootable USB and then restart my laptop. When I do this it gives me a prompt for a command interpreter, so I restart to find a message saying something along the lines of "Disk read error".
Put a new HDD in and put vista on it. Old hdd is in a SATA enclosure and when plugged in it does not show in My computer. Disk Management shows it as unreadable, but after a rescan of the disks it says that it is not initialised. Initializing it doesn't work, gives a error:
"An unexpected error has occured. Check System Event Log for more information on the error. Close the Disk Management console, then restart Disk Management, or restart your computer."
System Event Log:
Log Name: System
Source: Virtual Disk Service
Date: 06/02/2009 20:45:26
Event ID: 1
Task Category: None
Unexpected failure. Error code: 45D@0200001A
<Provider Name="Virtual Disk Service" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-02-06T20:45:26.000Z" />
Somewhere along the way I have also determined that it has a damaged master boot record.
Any ideas as to what to do from here guys?