Disk Utility reports "disk has many bad sectors"

Asked by dejan on 2009-10-30

Binary package hint: yelp

Palimpsest Disk Utility 2.28.0 reports "disk has many bad sectors".

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 30 15:30:41 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: yelp 2.28.0-0ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: yelp
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

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2009-10-31
dejan (stojkovicdejan) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

Colin Ian King (colin-king) said : #3

I'd re-run the palimpsest disk utility again, System->Administration->Disk Utility and select the Hard Disk and click on the More Information link and re-run a self test. This will interrogate the SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) diagnostics on your drive. If it reports bad sectors then I personally would get a new driver as soon as possible and transfer your data onto the new drive and stop using the one with sector errors.

Any disk errors like this may mean a catastrophic disk failure in the near future.

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