Carl Johnson on 23 Jan 2013 19:15:54 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Somewhat off-topic, but...

under windows, i don't know. i've always used used something like this..... id=downloads

to give me access to a few basic tools like smartctl for example.

Adam Zion <> wrote:
How can I pull up the SMART log? I'm Win 7-only now- don't want to chance anything until I'm sure that the hardware is all 100%.


On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 9:54 PM, Carl Johnson <> wrote:
how does the S.M.A.R.T log on the drive look? anything bad there?

Adam Zion <> wrote:
... I figured I wouldn't find a more-knowledgeable bunch of fellow computer geeks in Philly, so here goes.

I just got a factory refurbished HP Pavilion m7 notebook. It looked to be a good deal- Core i7 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HD. However, here's the odd thing: after I installed Linux on it (first Ubuntu, then Mint, each in dual-boot), it started giving me an odd "checking media" message for about 30 sec. each time I booted. I figured it may have been some odd corruption of the MBR, so I did a factory restore using the DVDs- but the message remains.

Right now, it's more an irritant than anything else- it works perfectly well once it boots- but I worry that it could be indicative of worse problems to come.

What does PLUG think? Does this look like some kind of off problem due to an odd grub2 installation? Or should I call HP and have them send me a replacement HD?


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