OK, just want some verification as to whether or not my diagnosis here is correct. I'm working on a laptop that will randomly freeze. Right after it freezes, I hear the HDD spin down and either just stop or lock or something. It never comes back on, only thing you can do is a hard-reset. I ran a quick chkdsk, which found a lot of corrupted data, was hoping that would fix it but it didn't. I just tried to run a chkdsk /R last night, but it froze at 11% of that last process that takes forever. Just no more HDD activity. To me, it seems that the HDD is defective. Any reasons I should look into it being anything else?
It's a dell inspiron, btw.