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If the drive is physically damaged (sounds like it is) then there's little or nothing you can do, at least at home. You can try the freezer trick -- leave it in the freezer overnight, plug it in while still frozen, and immediately attempt to get as many files off as you can, until it fails. Repeat process until you have all your files or drive just won't do anything anymore. RMA.

P.S. You really should try RIP, at least if your data is somewhat important; it takes 5 or 10 minutes to figure out, but it really will recover stuff that other tools thought impossible.



Fat lot of good it will do you.

it did a lot of good! i sent you money to get some case stickers! . I am Canadian, eh, so i don't really care too much.
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Wow, I had a dream last night that my HDD failed... It was taking forever to load stuff, and when I checked the SMART status, it said it was failing.
That was no dream. That was a nightmare.

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it did a lot of good! i sent you money to get some case stickers! . I am Canadian, eh, so i don't really care too much.
Oh, yes, well I hope you used the address that I PMed you!
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Error10,

Thanks for the info. I had never utilized the SMART capability on my drive. Good stuff.

One question: How do I actually get my mail spooler to send mail to my e-mail address regarding this? I set-up the config file as you outlined, but I am assuming I need to set-up the spooler somehow.
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Error10,

Thanks for the info. I had never utilized the SMART capability on my drive. Good stuff.

One question: How do I actually get my mail spooler to send mail to my e-mail address regarding this? I set-up the config file as you outlined, but I am assuming I need to set-up the spooler somehow.
You need to have a MTA installed and running (e.g. sendmail).
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You need to have a MTA installed and running (e.g. sendmail).
Yeah i was afraid of that. These are a major PITA to set-up. I am still working on getting it to work.
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Yeah i was afraid of that. These are a major PITA to set-up. I am still working on getting it to work.
ssmtp is probably going to be the easiest one to deal with, if you just want all machine-generated email to be sent to some email address out on the network (like gmail).
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ssmtp is probably going to be the easiest one to deal with, if you just want all machine-generated email to be sent to some email address out on the network (like gmail).
Yeah, I am using postfix per recommendations on Gentoo IRC chat. Configuring it wiped out my resolv.conf, so I couldn't connect to the net for a while (I don't use DHCP, I set up my eth0 script manually and wasn't aware of the issue that could arise).

At any rate, I got back online, but am still working on postfix.
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Hm, well, you probably don't need postfix unless you actually want to learn it, (it is Gentoo so I'm guessing this is the case) or plan on doing much more complicated things with the mail on your computer than just sending it out somewhere.
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Major edit: Added section on GNOME 2.28 Disk Utility included with Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10.
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Reviewed for update; no changes appeared necessary. Hope your hard drives are still happy and healthy!
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