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I've recently bought a XPS-L501x laptop with these configurations:

CPU: Intel Corei7-740 - 6MB Cache

RAM: 6 GB

VGA: Geforce 435M

HDD: Samsung 640GB

Unfortunately, after few days of usage, windows boot time increases and when I scan hard disk using CHKDSK tool, it reports bad sector; whereas, when I recreate partitions and format whole hard disk, all bad sectors disappear!

I sent back laptop to warranty service center 2 times and finally they said that the reason of this issue is that I'd updated BIOS to version A06 and I shouldn't had done! Because BIOS chip of Dell laptops is multi-layer and it can't be updated without a chip hardware programmer!

Finally, they replaced a BIOS chip! and also changed Hard disk with a 500GB.

After replacement, laptop worked fine but after few days, Windows boot time increased and after I scanned HDD, there is a 4KB bad sector on drive C.

This issue really bothers me and I'm looking for an assist to solve it. Please do me a favor and propose a solution.
 
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