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Hi Is there a way to repair a damaged harddisk? The computer detects it when booting and displays the name of the disk, but e2fsck says something is wrong and ...
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    Damaged harddisk


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    Is there a way to repair a damaged harddisk? The computer detects it when booting and displays the name of the disk, but e2fsck says something is wrong and can't access it. What should I do?

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    hi Veli
    If hdd is damaged physical than you cannot repair it.
    Can you please tell which error do you get?

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    I don't know if it's damaged physically, but it looks ok to me.

    e2fsck says something about bad superblock, and when I try an alternate superblock it says the same. I can partition it with fdisk, but I can create a filesystem so I can mount it.

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    hi Veli !!!

    e2fsck says something about bad superblock
    please post exact message !

    I can partition it with fdisk, but I can create a filesystem so I can mount it.
    how you creating filesystem ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    hi Veli !!!



    please post exact message !



    how you creating filesystem ???

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    I can't post the exact message at the moment, because nothing happens on my screen (stays in standby mode) when I boot that computer (could it be the grafics card?), so I can't access it.

    Both DSL-install and Ubuntu installation freezes when it gets to the point where it's creating the filesystem (ext2 or 3).

    I've also tried creating a fat 16 with a Windows 98 boot-disk, but it also freezes.

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    hi Veli !!

    i think there is something wrong with your HardDisk...
    check the website of your harddisk manufacturer and download harddisk scan and fix utility from there.......
    or
    try Ultimate Boot Cd... it has lot of utiltiesto scan and fix harddisk errors.....

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    Nothing is showing on your screen? I've got something like that before and it was cause my graphics card shorted out from me touching it. that was dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Liu
    Nothing is showing on your screen? I've got something like that before and it was cause my graphics card shorted out from me touching it. that was dumb.
    Sounds like something I could have done too. I've suspected that it was something like that. There's nothing you can do about it, right?

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    nothing but buy a new card

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    well try taking your card out and in.that helped me two times

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