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Ach.... Now I'm feeling stupid.
For some time now my old HD has been making soft clicks I didn't use to hear it make before. That could be it, right?

Anyway, I've downloaded memtest86 (http://www.memtest86.com/), I'll run the test.
Never did an HD test. How do I do that?

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my old HD has been making soft clicks

Not good. If you have any important data there, don't use the drive at all.
You may leave memtest alone for now. Get to HD test: Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Those tools will allow you to make bootable CD, which will test the drive.
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I'll do that.

Thanks : )

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Keep us posted...
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Got it all planned:

I'm as backed up as humanly possible, on DVDs and on my new HD : )
I intend to complete my next Practice Log and buy a new HD, then install the new HD and make it my boot device, partition, install Windaz & Ubuntu, make all necessary updates & configurations, then format the faulty HD and do some thorough testing on it.

I'll post the results here when done, but it's gonna take me awhile : )

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No problem :)
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Hi : )

Successfully reinstalled everything. Now my old disk is out of the loop.
I've downloaded the WD tools from that link you gave me - it seems the only way to map bad sectors is by running the drive format utility, am I right? Not sure I wanna format it yet.
I ran checkdisk on both NTFS & FAT32 partitions there. It found some file-system errors and corrected them on what was my system drive, and nonw on the other (a FAT32), but I think it had nothing to do with an actual drive test, right?

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