Recovering data from bad hard disk sectors ? (WAS: Feisty: recent updates causing freezes ??)

NoOp glgxg at
Sat Aug 11 20:12:02 UTC 2007

On 08/11/2007 12:50 PM, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
>> Magic SysRq Key is your friend.

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> If I understand, the drive has developped bad sectors inside my home
> partition, bad luck.... :-/ Is there any recovery tool that could
> perhaps get some of my data back, from the remaining, healthy sectors
> of the partition ? That would be great... I have lost a lot, the last
> 15 years of my life, so if I can recover some bits and bobs, no matter
> how little, I would be glad ! Yes yes, I will now think seriously of
> setting up a back up system of some sort, and run it regularly... I
> fully understand that I just got what I deserved... I should not have
> trusted a hard drive, eventhough it was only a few months old...
> Still, if the problem is bad sectors as it seems... isn't a file
> system, supposed to mark such sectors so as not to put data on it ?
> Thanks in advance for any help...

Here are a few more that might help:

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