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Offline glen

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testing harddrive
« on: March 20, 2016, 06:52:39 pm »
Hi there,
There is some concern that my hard-drive may not be working properly.  Is there an easy way to test for that?

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Re: testing harddrive
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 07:29:32 pm »
I'm  convinced this is the case yet glen .. can we sort out the pavucontrol issue in the other topic first, then we'll look for your missing applications/icons and the cause.

Preferably in a topic called "Missing Applications" and with a first posting stating what you think is missing.

But in answer to your question .. there are multiple ways to "check" your hard drive, but (even if there IS a problem, which I'm not yet convinced there is) we'd first need to identify if it's file system corruption or a hardware failure such as bad blocks.

But can we finish dealing with one issue before moving on to another (unless it becomes urgent), or we may CAUSE more problems than we fix
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