Bad sector's ???

Larry Shields larryesu at
Thu Jul 22 20:32:09 UTC 2010

On 07/22/2010 12:20 PM, Preston Hagar wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Larry Shields<larryesu at>  wrote:
>> Ok I did what you mentioned in the above, it ended with telling me that
>> I have four badblocks...
>> So the hd is working so far, but did not that when I used the Utility
>> program...
>> I may as soon as I have the time, purchase a new one...
>> Thanks to all whom responded back too me...
>> Thanks Larry
> As one more check, you might want to download the Linux version of
> Hard Disk Sentinel:
> It is free (not open source though) and uses the SMART information to
> come up with a score of 0-100 (with 100 being the best) of the health
> of your drive.  The interesting/nice thing of their approach is that
> they weight each SMART variable to come up with their score to get a
> better overall picture of the health of your drive.   It is also
> another nice way to keep an idea of the status of your drive.  If you
> run it every couple of days and the health value stays the same, then
> you might be okay for a while.  If the health number keeps dropping
> each time you run it, then you would want to replace your hard drive
> quickly since it is likely to fail at any time.  It also gives you an
> estimated number of days remaining as well.
> Either way, I would highly recommend you start backing up to another
> drive regularly if you are not already.
> Preston
*Hi Preston,

Thanks for the info, but I did download the Linux version, but it
will not seem to execute at all, even as root...

Any idea what I maybe doing wrong...??

Thanks Larry

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