Hello Everyone, I have a HP m9000 desktop running Windows Vista, that we use for our small companies files. Upon booting up displays a message that hard drive failure is imminent and I need to back it up and replace its asap. After this message Windows tries to load and fails. The system then goes into Windows system restore and recovery mode and is unable to solve the problem. I turned the computer off and uninstalled the hard drive and realized that someone has messed with the hard drive before and messed up the SATA connections on the back and the plastic guiding tab was broken off. One of the SATA pins was bent and I did my best to delicately straighten it. I was able to find the plastic tab in the SATA cable and was able to reseat the cable. I then installed the failing hard drive onto another desktop as the slave drive. The backup desktop is running Windows XP and I was going to try and back up the failing hard drive onto a portable one. After getting everything installed my computer executed chkdsk upon start up and has been running for the past hour. My questions are as follows: Roughly how long does chkdsk take and will chkdsk run on both the connected drives? What problems will I most likely incur after chkdsk has finished? Will I be able to back up the failed hard drive with it configured as a slave drive? What other option do I have available to recover files and back up the failing hard drive?