I have gotten a
Unexpected Inconsistency error for the fourth time on my laptop in the last couple of weeks. The first three times was when I was running Ubuntu 16.04.
fsck managed to fix the corrupt segments twice but on the third time it kept failing, and so I formatted the disk with Linux Mint 18.
It was working fine for the last week or so but gave me the same
Unexpected Inconsistency: Run fsck Manually error again today.
Does this mean that there’s something wrong with my hard drive?
How can I find out?
- Run the Disks utility (
- Select your hard drive.
- Select the menu button in the top-right corner.
- Click SMART Data & Self-Tests
For information on the attributes and which ones are critical, visit:
S.M.A.R.T. – Wikipedia
EDIT: Yes. Your hard drive is failing. If you want to recover any data, turn it off now, and research recovery options.
I recommend running the Linux utility
ddrescue, but that is outside the scope of the question you asked.