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Month: October 2011

Re: [trinity-users] KDE 3 in Lenny has gone bonkers - "progress" so far

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 23:12:37 +0100
On Saturday 08 October 2011 22:10:36 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > On Saturday 08 October 2011 19:41:56 Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> >> Well, looks like the harddrive. Get a drive now, your's could fail any
> >> second.
> >
> > I have one on order!
> >
> > Lisi
> In my experience if the drive is going to die completely it will do so
> without much warning.  The bad sectors you are experiencing are more like
> a cancer (dying R/W heads, bad disk surface, one or more head crashes in
> the past, etc.) and will continue to spread.  The less you use the disk
> the better, as each write access will likely corrupt more sectors.

Thanks, Tim.  I can't afford to not use my main workhorse this week, so I must 
just be extra careful with backups of my important data.  Would it be likely 
to help if I keep the box running permanently instead of shutting down 
over-night etc.?