So I just recently had my computer's harddrive crap out on me in the process of trying to relocate my files to an external harddrive. Since i cannot boot Win 7 from my HDD, I'm using Xubuntu 12.10 from a CD to boot.
When trying to move my files to an external hard drive, i receive the error "Error when getting information for file '/media/...xxx.mp3' (or whatever the file happens to be) and it's detailed as an "Input/output error."
There's no doubt that this is due to bad sectors on the disk. When commanding dmesg, i receive:
Thing is, these bad sectors are also preventing me from opening folders. If i try to open a folder with a bad document directly in it (not in a subfolder), an error message displays "Failed to open directory "Folder" and it's because of the bad file.
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 50748707
Buffer I/O error on device sda3, logical block 2493348
ata1: EH complete
I need a way to get into these folders to transfer all the files that aren't effected by the bad sectors. My second goal is to repair the damaged files if necessary.
I've already created and saved a 278GB image.dd using Testdisk onto my 1TB external. I was told i could go back to this if anything were to go wrong when trying to repair the original files. However, after completing the image, i received:
What are the next steps i should take? The only thing i can think of is running a chkdsk on the original harddrive, but i'm still hesitant as to how to go about doing this.
Image created successfully but read errors have occurred.
If there's anymore information you need, let me know. My vocabulary with this stuff is pretty limited.