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Moose
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Re: It's probly close to toast......
07/19/15 02:10 AM


> Most (all?) drive manufacturers provide a bootable disk image that you can put on a
> flash drive or CD and use to test their hard drives.

Yes quite right.

For the case of my old laptop I mentioned above, I did the following:
* Backed up all my data / files.
* Ran ScanDisk / rebooted - Windows warnings about drive failure still appeared.
* Ran the drive manufacturers test / repair utils - Windows warnings about drive failure still appeared.
* Ran various other utils (SpinRite and several others) and poked around a hell of a lot - Windows warnings about drive failure still appeared.
* Deleted all partitions, repartitioned and fully reformatted and tried to install Windows again - Windows refused to install on the drive due to imminent failure.
* Install Fedora - no drive failure warnings popped up then or since. Been using it for ~5 years. But, like I said, the laptop is only used occasionally.


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Subject Posted by Posted on
* [Done] Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Traso 07/17/15 08:46 PM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Moose  07/17/15 11:55 PM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Lord Nightmare  07/18/15 12:47 AM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Traso  07/18/15 07:37 AM
. * It's probly close to toast...... Traso  07/18/15 10:48 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... redk9258  07/19/15 04:48 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Dullaron  07/19/15 06:03 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... redk9258  07/19/15 03:52 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Traso  07/20/15 10:16 PM
. * Success! Traso  07/29/15 01:37 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... URherenow  07/19/15 07:31 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Vas Crabb  07/19/15 05:15 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Sune  07/18/15 11:18 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Moose  07/19/15 02:10 AM

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