Some hard disk is reporting health problems. Now what?
joseph.loo at dslextreme.com
Thu Jul 7 00:34:23 UTC 2011
On 07/06/2011 07:48 AM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> Running Natty desktop, using it partly as a server, with a lot of disks
> (10-12, depending) and even more partitions,
> I am for the first time seeing this dialog box: "Hard Disk Problems
> Detected. A hard disk is reporting health problems. "
> The "Examine" button takes me to a window showing all disks and
> partitions, but I don't see any way to determine
> which is the one failing. (I'm kind of hoping it's my main disk, which
> is really a hardware RAID mirror set).
> I could use pointers to troubleshooting.
> /var/log/kern.log has nothing but successes. No joy in
> /var/log/dmesg, or /var/log/syslog either.
> Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
I personally would run spinrite from grc.com. You have enough drives to
make it worthwhile. It will try to clean the disk up and will extend the
life. I suspect the error is caused by a CRC error and it exceeded the
amount of re-tries allowed by the system.
jloo at acm.org
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