I just installed 9.10 and message I got is " Hard disks are failing,too many bad sectors "
Never saw this before on my dell 1525 , well preserved and in good shape.
What to do ? Please help
on 10/31/2009 – Made popular on 10/31/2009
I just upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10 and when I restarted and got to the desktop, there was an icon in the top panel that when hovered over said, "One or more disks are failing." This was not happening before I upgraded.
i was wondering if there was any chance of recovering a maxtor hard disk, 250gb with about 217 bad sectors using 'dd' command in lxterminal. i also have a hitachi deskstar 500gb with 9 bad sectors, which the bios won't even read.
i checked and asked around, saying that the 'dd' command might be my sole hope of "restoring" these disks.
That's what SMART says about my HD; "reallocated sectors count" (16 sectors). Last time I lost 500GB, and this disc is older. I'd like to prevent an accident.What should I do? Is there a way to "repair" these bad sectors? Are they dangerous?
I installed ubuntu using Wubi on my laptop. It has windows vista home premium. After i installed ubuntu and started using it gave me a pop saying that my hard drive is probably failing. I dont know why this is. Can some one help me? Is it possibly just because i installed ubuntu on the same drive as vista and it cant access vista files? It said something about my boot sectors.
Gnome just recently started giving me a warning about my failing hard drive. It says:
DISK HAS MANY BAD SECTORS
I just want to make sure that there is no other option other than replacing the disk. I really do not want to buy another drive for my laptop. Should I replace, or is there another option?
I am encoungtering a weird problem: I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 11/Windows installation, after running fine for 8 months it crashed. Ubuntu refused to reboot. It also refused to boot or re-install from a memory stick (the one I had installed it from in the first place) and from a live CD. I installed a new hard disk and put both Ubuntu and Windows on it.