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[Discuss] stumped: machine won't boot

Suggestion: Boot from other media (USB/CD etc) an OS that will allow you to
run SMART utilities on the drive.

I have a drive that is acting as you describe, it was 'out of reparable
sectors' or something like that.  It basically means the drive is out of
places to stash good data after finding bad sectors.  The drive was old and
had to be replaced even though the data all appeared good.  Only by
examining the SMART data for the drive did I come to that conclusion.

Yes, I tried low level formats, but never found a way to reset the SMART
data even after a low level format.

Probably time for me to get out of this biz if the equipment can outfox me.
... Already retired, so I guess the equipment won this round.

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at>

> Try using the SystemRescueCD.
> It's my go-to when I need to fix a box that won't boot.
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> Rich P.
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