Running Spinrite on my dad's machine. His Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade (from 10.04) went a little pear-shaped, so I was going to see if I could reinstall it on another drive, while at the same time turning his XP machine instance into a VirtualBox image. As luck would have it, there's also a bad sector on the drive.
When it comes to Windows, nothing is ever easy in my world.
Now Dad is purchasing a copy of Windows 7 that I'm hoping to run on the new install of Ubuntu 12.04. But for now am trying to recover the data off of the old drive.