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Re: One or more disks are failing



2009/4/28 John Summerfield:
> Nikolay Vladimirov wrote:
>
>>> Matthias
>>>
>>
>> I'm also experiencing something similar on T41. The disk is an old
>> fujitsu 40GB hard drive and I assumed that it is really failing. How
>> can I check this to be sure if it is failing or not?
>
>
> Go to your disk manufacturer's website and look for any diagnostic tools.
> IBM, before it got out of the disk business, had its Drive Fitness Test
> program on a floppy disk image of PCDOS 2000 (or so) ready for users to
> download, write to a floppy and boot. Hitachi inherited that, but I don't
> know the state of play.
>
> Other vendors (eg Seagate) also provide test programs for their disks. Some
> _might_ require Windows.
>
> I note that HP's most recent (that I've seen) diagnostics for its _PCs_
> boots and runs on Linux. My IBM Thinkpad came with diagnostics in a vendor
> partition.


Thanks for that I think I've got some diagnostic CD somewhere and the
vendor partition is still there I will double check the disk and
report a bug if everything is OK with it.

-- 
NV


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