I got a strange looking warning message in Windows Vista about a potential hard disk failure. I say strange because I have never in my life seen that type of warning in Windows. It suggested that I backup everything on this disk as soon as possible.
The hard disk in question is the one I use for Ubuntu Linux. I know Windows can't read Linux file systems, not natively anyway, so it's probably some SMART reading that caused Windows to warn me about this disk drive.
Ever since this happened I can't boot into Ubuntu Linux. I see several error lines passing by, something that indeed seems to be related to a disk failure. At the end it only presents the command prompt, the desktop doesn't load.
Is there a way I can recover from this error? How do I grab the error logs from command prompt? I would like to post it here.
Here's are a few screen shots: