problems with elonex webbook

March 5, 2011 at 09:20:26
Specs: linux ubuntu
I upgraded my webbook and now every time it starts up it performs a disc check and screen says "Errors were found while checking the disc drive for / "..cant do anything with it..HELP PLEASE I am not a tech geek so have no clue.

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March 5, 2011 at 09:24:55
I'm assuming you have NOT been fiddling with your memory modules.

If you get that every time you boot the computer, the hard drive is probably in the process of failing.

Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibility, on another computer if you need to.


Seagate's Seatools will test any brand of hard drive.
Do the long test.

The bootable Dos versions of SeaTools can be used even if the operating system is not working properly.

If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.

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March 5, 2011 at 09:29:03
Hi, it runs Linux Ubuntu not windows, and was fine before I decide to upgrade, is there a way to disable the disc check ??

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March 5, 2011 at 09:31:50
You can use the Dos bootable version of any hard drive diagnostics to test the hard drive, no matter which operating system is on the hard drive.

The messages you are getting are probably generated by the operating system, NOT the mboards bios.

If you are getting SMART error messages from the bios, that indicates the hard drive is definitely failing !

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March 5, 2011 at 09:39:15
I am using my sons laptop at the moment as I cant get on mine, just stays on checking discs and does nothing..sorry but I dont really understand tech speak..44 and very

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March 5, 2011 at 10:09:15
A lot of the helpers in these forums are older than 44, so that's no excuse :)

What exactly did you upgrade & how?

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March 5, 2011 at 10:24:48
but ime 44 and elonex webbook running linux ubuntu, I did the updates that came through and it prompted me to upgrade to 10.04 I think ?? So I upgraded and now starts up and does disc check evertime then says above error and doesnt move on..cant do anything with it..

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