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Tool for searching bad blocks in block devices and partitions. Use for questions about the tool badblocks or to repair bad blocks on devices.

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memory device: reason for bad blocks and how to fix it

I have a 64G micro SSD that is corrupted. I had put it into a device that can handle only 32G. Question: can this damage the SSD, and if so, how would that happen? I have run the badblocks command, ...
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How to prevent 'check disk for defects' to run

I had some bad blocks within my hard drive lately but I was able to repair them . I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my Hard drive ( which is empty ) but I don't get the Grub Interface thing , it ...
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Is there any ways to fix my curropted usb? [duplicate]

I tried lots of gudes but couldn't resove it. Is thre any ways? $ sudo dosfsck -a /dev/sdc1 fsck.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24) 0x41: Dirty bit is set. Fs was not properly unmounted and some data may be ...
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Unable to Format the SDHC disk from Diskpart and Ubuntu terminal cmds

unable to format the sd card or erase the data on SDHC cards I already tried to delete the data using Diskpart utility and i also tried to delete the data as well as remove the existing partition ...
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Can bad sectors cause ubuntu installer to freeze?

Shortly after selecting installation type (full/minimal) and clicking continue the installer freezes and doesn't proceed to next step. The HDD has 91 bad sectors could that be the reason? I also ...
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dosfsck seems to hang after bad cluster message

I used the following terminal command to fix bad sector on /dev/sda5 partition I have which is FAT32 sudo dosfsck -w -r -l -a -v -t /dev/sda5 after running for a long time it displayed the ...
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Does badblocks first write it to the whole drive and then read and compare it to what it has written?

I remember long ago I experienced a memory fault in an IEEE 488 board where the error was not in the memory chips on it, but in the addressing logic which controlled them. The usual tests of first ...
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Mark ext4 blocks as bad manually without trying to read/write

I have a 10-years old 320 Gb HDD which I've used as an external drive, and it traveled with me for much of those 10 years. Needless to say, it survived more than a few falls (including those while in ...
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I/O error /dev/sda2 sector “xxxxxx”, again with the new hard disk as well

I had been getting errors like I/O error, blk_update_request, bad sectors etc. around 4 months ago. After investigating, I concluded all of this was pointing to the hard disk going bad. So I replaced ...
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Test tools to detect bad sectors on hard disk? [duplicate]

I recently bought a new 1TB hard drive and I would like to do a couple of tests before I start using it (I prefer to know if there are problems or there may be problems now before it is too late). ...
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Would you please help me to fix badblocks on my hard drive?

I just ran this command: sudo badblocks -svvn -c 262144 /dev/sda -force And the result was: Pass completed, 274 bad blocks found. (246/0/28 errors) Would you please help me to know if these blocks ...
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How to tell why drive is remounting read-only

I have a Lenovo laptop with an SSD and Ubuntu 18.04. The root partition keeps remounting read-only, according to the console messages. Except it won't read when it happens, either, just giving I/O ...
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External hard drive keeps powering down

Is it possible to prevent an external hard drive from powering down? I left the drive on over the night for a large download, but when I checked it in the morning, the download failed with the ...
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Error message using SMARTCTL for fixing bad sectors on HDD

I have tried to fix the bad sectors of an external HDD following the advice of user228505, that is, installing smartctl sudo apt-get install smartmontools then executing sudo smartctl --all /dev/...
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can't read superblock on /dev/mapper/veracrypt1

I have scoured the web, including veracrypt official forums for this and nothing. It's almost like support does not exist for this issue. When I go to mount the partition, it spits out this error: ...
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Parted input/output error while making a new GPT table

I have damaged usb drive. Tried making a new table with GParted, not finishing the operation. also tried with parted, it's printing input/output error while making GPT table. scanned with badblocks ...
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Formatting read-only usb with badblocks

I have a usb stick that suddenly started mounting read-only. I was going try and reformat it (e.g. with gparted) but wouldn't let me as it's mounted read only. Also (optimistically) tried zero-ing it (...
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How to install/use “icheck” and “ncheck” in Ubuntu 16.04

I want to use icheck and ncheck commands to find files stored on specific HDD blocks (instruction). I installed the command via sudo apt-get install icheck but this packages is A tool for ...
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Possible bad hard disk recovery

My friend had some important files on an internal HDD, and asked for help after his laptop suddenly freezed, restarted and won't boot again on Windows. HDD was still listed in BIOS. In Windows, if i ...
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Slow Read or Slow Write affects all drives

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 with RocketRaid 2720SGL HBA board that I have updated the firmware to take the RAID handler out and just use the ports. There are two ports on the board that will allow a ...
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Bad sectors, maybe a dupe?

I'm on ubuntu 16.10. As of today, I opened the disks tool and noticed my HDD has 1225 bad sectors, no worries. Five minutes later the count went to 1570. Three minutes later it went to 1767. I'...
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How do i update e2fsck?

Recently, after a sudden power failure, my 1tb hard drive (/dev/sda1) failed and will not mount. It says, Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/zangar_/4b84d62b-520d-408e-addc-7a2bf52cc4e3: Command-line `...
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Beginning of the partition (~3GB) deleted with “badblocks” command. Is data recovery possible? [duplicate]

I executed badblocks -wsv on my windows partition to check for badblocks. I relatively quickly realized I executed it in destructive mode so I aborted the process and only ~3GB of the partition were ...
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My 'file system consistency check' (fsck) retured the following results, what does it mean?

My system was giving a message that the hard-disk have errors, then I slow-formatted (zeroed) the hard-disk and after that ran the following command, sudo fsck -y -f /dev/sda1 which returned the ...
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Problems with one of my hard drives

Using Ubuntu 14.04 for a year in this computer. Lately I've noticed that listing files in Nautilus were slow. After a reboot I got I message something like Cannot mount My_Disk, Skip, Manual... ...
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How much time does it take to zero-out hard disk of 500gb?

I'm seeing a blank screen with cursor(underscore) at the top left. My laptop is accessing the hard disk continously. It's been around 15 minutes.
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How to mark bad sectors in Disk Utility?

I have some bad sectors on my drive, but when I open disk utility using: gnome-disks It won't let me mark them, or do anything with the driver except benchmark it and format it! Please help, my ...
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Hard drive won't mount

Running sudo fdisk -lu returns the hdd I want to mount as Disk /dev/sdb but when I try to mount it from KDE Partition Manager it doesn't show some directories when I try to set up a path (tried ...
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Partition Errors and Remounts Read-Only when Accessing Specific File

I have a pretty basic system running Ubuntu 16.04, 1 HDD, running a few partitions: sda1 - EXT4 - 100G - / sda2 - EXT4 - 723.5G - /home sda3 - NTFS - 100G - (windows) sda5 - SWAP - 8G Whenever I ...
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Problems restoring damaged sectors on hdd

I have some problems with my laptop hdd, due to a lack of electricity during a critical update. Since then, I have been able to reboot with little to no further issues, but recently, possibly due to ...
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Constant messages on I/O error on same sectors

I have the following messages on console They say: ata1.00: status: { DRDY ERR } ata1.00: error: { UNC } blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 1476687273 usbhid 6-1.2.3:1.1: couldn't find ...
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Is there a way to use badblocks with btrfs?

I have a hard drive with bad sectors that I've found using badblocks and whatever Windows uses. I have Lubuntu installed on btrfs, and it's running smoothly for now (where Windows would freeze up), ...
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is it possible to recover bad blocks?

I have a 500Gb Internal HDD and from dmesg's output i got this "wonderful" news: [ 324.434832] end_request: I/O error, dev sde, sector 4715026720 [ 324.434838] Buffer I/O error on device sde1, ...
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Is information about a filesystem's bad blocks preserved after formatting a partition?

I have a drive with bad blocks. The filesystem is aware of them, and I read that you can feed e2fsck with a badblocks repport to inform the file system that there are some bad blocks. (I think the ...
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Booting issue & Boot-Repair not working

I have problems with booting Ubuntu 14 on my computer. Normal booting ends to grub rescue mode (can't read something from hard drive). Actually only way I have managed to boot my computer is to use ...
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Is my hard-disk doomed?

SMART Data & Self-Tests Overall Assessment reports for both disks Disk is OK. What does this mean? According to the following two screenshots is my hard disk doomed?
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Laptop with bad blocks won't repair [closed]

I received a Dell Inspiron 1545. It was corrupted when I got it, and I have been able to successfully install Lubuntu. But when I try to install windows, it gives me an error. I have figured out ...
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My ubuntu is corrupted

I have a dual boot - Ubuntu and windows 7. I recently wass playing around in the ubuntu and used the 'dd' command and it kinda corrupted my linux file system. I exactly dont know what happened to ...
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Unmarking bad block on a drive

I had gotten root kitted and gone through and zero wiped all my drives. my ssd where I assume had the rootkit installed is reporting a bad block. I went and checked with badblocks and it reported 0 ...
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errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home

I'm having a problem with booting into my Ubuntu computer. The screen stuck at boot with the message errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home. After that, I enter the command that ...
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Compaq Presario SR1123WM, HELP? [duplicate]

1GB memory, 90% free 70GB HDD 7200rpm, Intel Celeron (P) 330 2.66 GHz 533 FSB installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32 bit. It is slower than prior Windows XP 32bit OS. what is wrong? may I improve ...
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How can I correct logical bad sectors in HDD in Ubuntu?

During boot time I found that my hard disk had logical errors in different sectors. I did my research and ran this command: sudo badblocks -sv /dev/sda1 > bad-blocks-result This command created a ...
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“Disk is OK, 113 bad sectors” [duplicate]

So, lately I've been having issues booting up Ubuntu and having to go into grub and do a recovery boot and I'll have issues saying "i/o errors in dev/sda" or something along those lines and I noticed ...
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how to check badsector on ext4 6TB

how to check bad sector on HDD 6TB koko@Rumah:~$ sudo badblocks -v /dev/sda2 [sudo] password for koko: badblocks: Value too large for defined data type invalid end block (5751976960): must be 32-bit ...
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High IOWait and Slow “Timing cached reads”

I'm having high IOWait and and generally slow disk speed.(on 7200 RPM TOSHIBA MK5061GSYN Hard Drive) My disk usage is %100 on Windows 8 too, so I don't think this is Linux related. I know I have 182 ...
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Fastest way to check for bad sectors in HDD?

I have a bunch of disks, probably 50 or more laying there, i know some of them are broken and some should still work perfectly, I need a way to check them without wasting days... Do you know any ...
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How to use badblocks to scan a certain /dev/sdX to deal with bad sectors

I need to do partitioning to an NTFS drive that gparted said it has bad sectors. (I made a question here) Anyways I followed its advice of using chkdsk on windows and restarted it twice but gparted ...