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Thread: Urgent help required

  1. #31
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    Re: Urgent help required

    OP, you should probably mark this thread as solved, by the way (using the "Thread Tools" at the top of the page).

    Also, I'm going to be away from my computer for a bit, so I won't be able to be checking and quickly replying to this thread as I was (just FYI, so you don't wait for a response).

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    Re: Urgent help required

    OOps. I stand corrected.

    regards

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    Re: Urgent help required

    Quote Originally Posted by jrog View Post
    Okay, you'll still need to be on the Live USB for this to work, and I think you'll need to be connected to the Internet, too. So, assuming you can do that, you should type the following at the terminal:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install smartmontools

    Once that finishes, still at the terminal, you should type:

    sudo smartctl -H /dev/sda

    That will do a basic health check on the drive. It may tell you it's failing. If you want more detailed information, you can type:

    sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda

    If you're able, and interested in getting more info., go ahead and paste the output to a pastebin online. I'm interested in seeing the Load_Cycle_Count output by the last command, in particular.
    I'll get round to this in the morning, thank you so very much with your help so far and if you don't mind I'll pm you with any questions that I have when I follow the quoted advice

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    Re: Urgent help required

    Quote Originally Posted by adjbck View Post
    I'll get round to this in the morning, thank you so very much with your help so far and if you don't mind I'll pm you with any questions that I have when I follow the quoted advice
    I don't mind at all; feel free!

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