A few weeks ago, one of my laptops (running with Win Vista) crashed (BSoDs all the time) and I am now unable to run windows on it.
I am using a LiveUSB version of Linux Mint (v9) in order to copy/paste data from the hard disk of this laptop to an external HDD. I have a lot of files to transfer (mainly mp3 and pictures) although each of them is not very big. Every now and then, during files tranfer, the operation freezes for 3-4 minutes and I eventually got the error message:
"Error splicing file - Input/output error".
It happens always with the same files. And if they are pictures, part of it is missing (black) in the destination file. The rest of the pic being OK.
I guess that all my troubles come from my laptop hard disk which must be partially damaged. But my question is not about this error message:
Is there any way to identify files which are located on damaged portions of hard disk before beginning transfer? Now, transfer process takes ages. I would like to identify those files and delete them before transferring.
Thanks in advance for your help