disk crash or bad sectors

when I am installing ubuntu on VirtualBox it crashes, and possible it due to a faulty hard drive… please assist with the resolution

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What is the exact error that you get? If it is indeed a problem with the actual physical hard drive, I would recommend swapping it with a new one if possible.

Alternatively, you could deploy an Ubuntu Droplet on DigitalOcean directly and it will be up and running in less than a minute:

Best, Bobby