Hi there, i recentrly changed my drive to my mandrake system, after i noticed that the drive made a wierd glits/blip type of spin down noise (altough didnt spin done, something like finding a bamp on the road and continuing driving like. the computer after that sound the hd made usually froze. so i thought time to change my old 20gb maxtor disk (about 5-6 years old). to my comfort i had another 1000% working and tested 60gb disk which i used straight away. One thing though that i have to mention is that the old 20gb disk before i chucked it in the garbage, i tested it and found it to have a 4kb bad sectors if i remember correcly on about its 20%. dumm enough or just plain lazy i wanted all the configurations that i had on this disk and os so i needed to clone the disk as it was. so i cloned the 20gb to the 60gb altough the 40gb where left at the end empty. THe system afterwards booted up nicely and worked flawlesly. a month passed and now i am hearing again that squicky/glits/bumpy noise thing which is irritating as basically then the system freezes and i need to restart again hoping that it will not glits/squick again. is there any chance that the bad sector was copied to that disk ?? i now thats a silly question but is it? i mean the disk was like new, and it cant be that the system eats up a disk a month. Firstly its unhealthy and secondly not cheap, thirdly aint fun, fourthly time consuming., fifthly irritating...... Basically my question is if there is a tool on mandrake that i can use without restarting (as this system also works as a gateway/firewall.)to test and fix my disk. something similar found on windos, like scandisk/chkdsk, altrough more powerfull. i really cant reinstall everything from start again on this system, it will take me over a weak and havent got any time. anyways, thats it. hope that someone has a solution to this. ps: the mobo/psu/ddr are like new and all tested, so i wouldnt think that these caused the problem in start.