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Old 03-26-2005, 06:33 PM   #1
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software to repair hard disk errors


hello,
do you know software for scanning for errors and repairing my hard drive???

thanks for your time
 
Old 03-26-2005, 06:36 PM   #2
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partition magic , it is for windblows, don't know about *nix
 
Old 03-26-2005, 06:56 PM   #3
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i'm on red hat 9, i know that my hd has errors because i cannot install windows xp, red hat installed ok

any idea?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:08 PM   #4
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>'m on red hat 9, i know that my hd has errors because i cannot install windows xp, red hat installed ok<

Pardon my ignorance here, but you don't make clear how your hard drive is set up. Is your WHOLE hard drive formatted for Linux? Windows won't install to a Linux filesystem. Are you trying to dual boot? Are you replacing Red Had 9 with XP?

Depending on the answers, a lot of possibilities present themselves, none of which have anything to do with errors on the hard drive, but rather with incompatibilities between OS's and the drive filesystem.

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Old 03-26-2005, 07:17 PM   #5
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do fdisk /dev/hda so we can take a look at your hard drive OMFG fdisk can check your hard drive
I am such an idiot
 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:18 PM   #6
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BTW if you have your whole hard drive formatted for linux, you can dream of installing the virus
windows doesn't run on ext2,3 or the reiser...bla
 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:28 PM   #7
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sorry
i have a thinkpad 600e laptop it had winxp installed, yesterday the hard drive crashed without reason, when booting it keeped saying 'disk reading error press ctrl alt supr to restart'...
so i tried to install winxp again and the install cd says the same, the hard disk has errors, then installed red hat 9 and it runs very good, i don't know why it isn't affected but the error remains there because i can't reinstall winxp, so is there software for linux for scan and repair my hard disk, or what else can i do to have it working again?

thanks again for your help
 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:41 PM   #8
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Sorry, but we're out of my league at this point. If there is nothing of value on your hard drive, I would reformat the hard drive and try the WinXP install again. I'm still not sure what you mean by the Red Hat install. I don't know from what you have told me if Red Hat has taken over the whole disk, or if it is just using a partition on that disk. I'm afraid my knowledge of Linux tools stops here.

In any case, I know of no Linux tools that will restore an NTFS filesystem. Linux won't even WRITE to an NTFS system, so there is no way that it is going to repair it. You are going to need Windows tools to do that.

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Old 03-26-2005, 07:42 PM   #9
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http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Monitor_your_hard_disk(s)_with_smartmontools
 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:45 PM   #10
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http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/0193
 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:48 PM   #11
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did you read this:
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do fdisk /dev/hda so we can take a look at your hard drive OMFG fdisk can check your hard drive
I am such an idiot
do fdisk /dev/hda so we know what we're dealing with, we can't help you without all the iinfo we need.


paste the result here
 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:51 PM   #12
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frank

i tried to install winxp, but when formatting to ntfs it fails saying that there is an error in the disk, so i installed red hat 9 in the whole disk and runs without problems

when i try again to install windows i get the same disk error, but red hat runs fine, so i think that the error is still in the disk and i want a tool for linux to scan and fix it

the disc has only one partition, for red hat 9

thanks for your interest
 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:54 PM   #13
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did you read this:


do fdisk /dev/hda so we know what we're dealing with, we can't help you without all the iinfo we need.


paste the result here
i tried to execute it in 'run program' and in 'terminal' and it fails 'command not found'
thanks
 
Old 03-26-2005, 08:00 PM   #14
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Here's what you have to do:


backup everything that you need on that hard drive on cds
insert the RH cd again , start the installer, when you go to the part where you have to partition, select the one partitoning for experts only, then delete all your partitions, and then you can add them and format them with FAT32. right after you finish with the partitioning part, but before you start installing redhat , exit the installation. insert the XP , cd and format the whole drive, install XP , install partition magic, partition your hard drive, and install RH on the partition for RH . you may try using the links that I posted to try to fix your hard drive first if you don't want to go through the process, I just described
 
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i tried to execute it in 'run program' and in 'terminal' and it fails 'command not found'
login as root first
 
  


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