IBM laptop UU5B8UK - I tried to do a full backup from boot using acronis and I got a "cant read sector error ..........................."  diags?

Posted on 2008-11-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Is there a diag boot partition on this laptop?

Is there an IBM boot CD to test the hard drive?

Question by:worded
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    Expert Comment

    you can test your disk with any of these, just pick the one you need :
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    The free
    UBCD can be downloaded and burned to a CD

    It contains the vendor diagnostics and other tests for almost all Hard drives as well as lots of other good things.

    I hope this helps !

    Author Comment


    Thats good, but how do I know what disk I have in the laptop without opening up the laptop?
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    Accepted Solution

    1) The BIOS may give you a model Numner.

    2) The IBM/ Hitachi Disk Fitness program usualy works fine on all drives.

    3) Any of the disk utils will normally identify all the drives in the machine before doing anything.

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    Expert Comment

    probably an hitachi drive; an dhitachi's drive fitness test works with all drives

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