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[ubuntu] Routine checks reporting hardware failure?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Alright, well, you guys know how Ubuntu runs automatic hard-drive checks every few start ups. Well, in the recent two or so scheduled scans, I've noticed that these scans seem to "stop" at a certain point. Here's what happens: It runs the scan, the little "updates" at the bottom of the screen flashing by. When it reaches 89%, it stops for about a minute or two. Then, the screen goes black, and I see a message (in white text) about something I can't quite understand... part of it contains a bunch of numbers and letters (hex address of a section of memory?) that (Hardware)