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Old 08-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #1
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hard disk problems detected


just installed os 6 64 bit and all seems great, wifi works too. but
after reboot before i installed the wifi driver i get the following error
Hard disk Problems detected a hard disk is reporting health problems

it pops up about 50 times an hour

any help appreciated
 
Old 08-19-2013, 07:10 AM   #2
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Those messages are probably generated by SMART and you do have to take a look at your HD.

If you have a GUI set up then you could use Disk Utility (zoom in on SMART status / SMART Data).

From the command line you can use smartctl (as root user):
Code:
smartctl -a /dev/sdX
replace X with the appropriate letter. The output can be long, but possible errors/warnings should be detailed.
 
Old 08-19-2013, 07:18 AM   #3
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Those messages are probably generated by SMART and you do have to take a look at your HD.

If you have a GUI set up then you could use Disk Utility (zoom in on SMART status / SMART Data).

From the command line you can use smartctl (as root user):
Code:
smartctl -a /dev/sdX
replace X with the appropriate letter. The output can be long, but possible errors/warnings should be detailed.
self tests FAILED (suspected of having handled damage)
read error rate
normalized 1
worst 1
threshold 51
value 53426

any way to repair or is it a new drive?
 
Old 08-19-2013, 07:22 AM   #4
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You need a new drive. They can only be repaired in a clean room, and that's more costly than a new drive.
 
Old 08-19-2013, 07:24 AM   #5
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You need a new drive. They can only be repaired in a clean room, and that's more costly than a new drive.
ok thanks for all help
 
  


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