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Will Linux Live Cd boot with a bad harddisk?

My harddisk has a bad sector and I burned Gnome linuxliveOS cd. It hangs on the bootscreen and won’t boot at all? Puppy linux won’t boot at all. Is there any live cd that I can boot with a corrupt harddrive disk? Can I boot anything without a harddisk? thanks.
Computer is Dell C600 no installation cds and already tried recovery cd,
I already have the ultimate boot cd but I have not run disk check before. Which task under the disk options repairs the bad sector? My windows installation is on the D:/ partition ( it moved from C:/)

Reinstall Windows on new Dell laptop harddrive.?

The hard drive in my Dell laptop just died and I bought and installed a new one. It’s completely fresh (i.e. no boot sector).

The problem is I *don’t* have a Windows CD. The dead disk had a recovery partition with a Windows installer, but obviously I can’t access that.

What options do I have? The laptop came with Windows so by rights I’ve paid for it. I have a product key, just no installation media.

At the moment I’m considering burning a live Linux CD just to get the hard drive set up, then finding a version of Windows somewhere. But I want to install it legitimately, because it’s something I’ve already paid for.

Will Linux Live Cd boot with a bad harddisk?

My harddisk has a bad sector and I burned Gnome linuxliveOS cd. It hangs on the bootscreen and won’t boot at all? Puppy linux won’t boot at all. Is there any live cd that I can boot with a corrupt harddrive disk? Can I boot anything without a harddisk? thanks.
Computer is Dell C600 no installation cds and already tried recovery cd,
I already have the ultimate boot cd but I have not run disk check before. Which task under the disk options repairs the bad sector? My windows installation is on the D:/ partition ( it moved from C:/)