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Old 30th November 2009
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I would check my drive. It looks new, but you never know. New drives can break too.

MHDD is an excellent program to do that, you can download it from:

It's the best hard disk test program I know of, but with somewhat ugly graphics and not the best help, a quickstart:
o Press SHIFT+F3 to detect drives if this isn't done at startup.
o Select drive.
o Press F8 to check SMART attributes
o Press F4 twice to scan the drive. This will take a while.
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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