Re: Strange clicking noise from my laptop hard drive
Bob Weber <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> To attempt a repair I would boot the SystemRescueCd and run the
> command 'badblocks -svn /dev/sdx'. That is a non destructive read
> then write test and would try to read the bad blocks and if successful
> then write them back giving the drive a chance to relocate the bad
> sector(s). If this fails and you want to try to fix the drive then
> try spinrite (from grc.com). It is a commercial program but it does a
> deep scrubbing on the disk and has been able to restore bad disks.
Before doing _any_ of that, I'd suggest to first do a full backup
creating an image file of the HDD using "dd".
While 'badblocks -svn /dev/sdx' or spinrite may revive the disk, it can
also push the disk "over the edge", damaging it fatally.
Sigmentation fault. Core dumped.