[ubuntu-uk] Churning hard disk, glacial startup

Cornelius Mostert corneliusmostert at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 22 09:41:32 BST 2009

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> Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 08:29:53 +0100
> From: Paul Webster <paulwebbiweb at googlemail.com>
> Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Churning hard disk, glacial startup
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> Hi (again)! I'm a relative newcomer to Ubuntu, a refugee from the Windows
> Wonderland, and I like it very much. However, lately the hard disk churns
> and churns, almost all the time, and startup is very slow. Even writing this
> email has taken a long time, because sometimes everything else comes to a
> halt.

Might be the HDD that is having problems...
Try SpinRight form www.GRC.Com I have bought it and it DOES fix
drives. It is a small APP that you create an ISO file that you burn to
CD that you boot from.

!!Please note this app is only for "normal" HDD and not for the new
solid state flash drives!!


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