View Full Version : Bad sector and recovery

16th June 2007, 06:53 PM
Hi guys i just updated my fc6 and my HD is frozen, i got a lot of bad sector, bad block or something like that under fc6 and f7, is there a way i can recover my files, i did fsdc(i think is like that to repair disks) but its the same...
By the way after recovering my files(if theres a way), is there a way(too) to recover my disk, i mean make it usefull again?I dont know if this is a physical or a logical failure.
Thanks for the help!

16th June 2007, 07:55 PM
Boot up with
linux rescue
and follow directions about mnt img
logon as

start a needed data cp and backup operation to the best you can (a different partition folder, cd, ..

Then get a new disk and do a fresh install.
If money is a problem,
format the whole disk about 3 times and see it it holds up,
do a fresh install and run it like crazy for a few hours (cp some.iso file to some.iso.n about 20 times using the previous to read and the .n to write.)
to see if there is anymore disk errors.

But you can't recover a physically bad disk area with out backups and you can't recover the backups with out installing a working system, and it's all for not on a bad disk.