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Old 08-22-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
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Windows equivalent of disc scan and error repair?


I tried to use live fedora CD but it detected that my disk is failing and that I have many bad sectors in the hard disc. Is there any program like windows to scan and repair the hard disk??
I am ubuntu ultimate user.


Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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use the system rescue cd or parted magic live cd to do that.

do not fsck mounted drives

#man fsck

smartctl, hdparm and testdisk will also be of interest
 
Old 08-22-2010, 01:25 PM   #3
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use the system rescue cd or parted magic live cd to do that.

do not fsck mounted drives

#man fsck

smartctl, hdparm and testdisk will also be of interest
thanks amani for the help.
I have testdisk but I don't know how to execute? In synaptic package manager, it is installed but in programs I cannot find it. Application finder also cannot find it.

How to use parted magic live CD? I need further help. Thanks.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 02:06 PM   #4
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testdisc is a terminal app... heres a discussion for you

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1259221.html
 
Old 08-22-2010, 04:29 PM   #5
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testdisc is a terminal app... heres a discussion for you

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1259221.html
Thanks t1nm@n for the help.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 04:33 PM   #6
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You might also look at running badblocks on your desk from the LiveCD. Be aware, though, that if your disk has many bad sectors you are best off replacing it rather than trying to repair them. Disks that are starting to go bad are often are not too far from complete failure in my experience.
 
  


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