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adobrakic
December 16th, 2008, 08:12 AM
Are there and disk-error checking utilities such as the one Windows has when you right-click on a disk and go to properties > tools?

This is the picture from windows, if I'm not making sense:

http://www.pctechguide.com/images/tutorials/HDDMaint/Tools.gif

cdtech
December 16th, 2008, 08:26 AM
There is a package called smartmontools that will check the drive for disk degradation and failure using the SMART system:

sudo apt-get install smartmontools
There is also a command called "fsck" that will check your disk file system for error's but that is run at boot and should indicate errors on bootup.

nhasian
December 16th, 2008, 08:33 AM
each hard disk manufacturer provides their own tools to do error checking usually bootable CD/floppy image. if you think you may have a problem with your hard disk, you should run their tests.

for example Western Digital has their Lifeguard data tools:

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=613&lang=en

adobrakic
December 16th, 2008, 08:39 AM
It's not anything in my system, it's my blackberry.

Would smartmontools work for checking my blackberry?

prshah
December 16th, 2008, 11:01 AM
Would smartmontools work for checking my blackberry?

No smartmontools will not work in this case. For this case, see this Re: Check Disk on SD/MicroSD Card? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6330827&highlight=fsck+-a#post6330827)

adobrakic
December 16th, 2008, 01:42 PM
thank you