[CentOS] Re: Hard drive errors

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Sep 26 16:14:32 UTC 2006

Bowie Bailey spake the following on 9/26/2006 8:35 AM:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> Les Mikesell spake the following on 9/25/2006 2:16 PM:
>>> On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 09:08 -0400, Lamar Owen wrote:
>>>> Power supply issues can do real damage to the drives, as well.  I
>>>> had a pair of 250GB drives that have hard errorred sectors thanks
>>>> to a power 
>>>> supply 'glitching' on me.  The drives still work fine otherwise,
>>>> but they have several dozen sectors each that will never be
>>>> usable. 
>>> Most drive manufacturers have a diagnostic/repair utility that have
>>> a fair chance of fixing that sort of problem.  Unfortunately they
>>> tend to only run under windows.
>> Look for the Ultimate boot disk;
>> http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
>> It has many manufacturer hard drive utilities, and you just need to
>> be able to boot from CD.
> I burned the CD and tried it out.  There are two utilities on the CD
> for Seagate drives, but unless I am missing something, neither of them
> have any diagnostic capability.
When you press F2 to get to the disk utilities, you have to use the left
/right arrows to see more menus.


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