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Old 11-07-2006, 08:46 PM   #1
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Sata1.00 : exception Emask 0x0 sAct 0x0....


Hi Guys

Ok i'll start from beginning. Has Windows on sda(80gb) and FC5,FC6,Ubuntu on sdb(80gb). Grub on mbr of sda. PC running non-stop for 9 hours. Everything working fine and all's cool. Using FC6 as always. Searching for some images(Omaha Beach 1944) on google images using Firefox. Got 5 tabs open, 1 for LQ, rest for different sites of the images. Saving them to a Windows partition on sda. Firefox crashes(dunno why). Checking saved images on sda, can't access sda. Hears strange sounds from box like 'chluck tuck' while accessing sda. Thought some error of FC6, does a reboot. Windows unbootable, FC6 unbootable, FC5 same, Ubuntu hung at splash.

Error msgs while booting after grub splash
Code:
Sata1.00 : exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
Sata1.00 : BMDMA (Stat 0x22)
Sata1.00 : tag 0 cmd 0xc8 Emask 0x20 stat 0x40 err 0x0 (host bus error)
Sata1.00 : exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
Sata1.00 : BMDMA (Stat 0x22)
Sata1.00 : tag 0 cmd 0xc8 Emask 0x20 stat 0x40 err 0x0 (host bus error)
Sata1.00 : exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
Sata1.00 : BMDMA (Stat 0x22)
Sata1.00 : tag 0 cmd 0xc8 Emask 0x20 stat 0x40 err 0x0 (host bus error)
Sata1.00 : exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
Sata1.00 : BMDMA (Stat 0x22)
Sata1.00 : tag 0 cmd 0xc8 Emask 0x20 stat 0x40 err 0x0 (host bus error)
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Thought my sda disk went kaput. Study these msgs once again.

(host bus error)-> this msg got me thinking, bus error.., hmmm, got a doubt, open up case, just touch all the connectors once, put case back, start PC, Everything back to normal

I'm no expert but how can a crash of firefox have such effects??

Maybe a fluctuation in voltage? Is that possible? Don't use a ups or stabilizer, just got a normal spikebuster.

Any suggestions
Thanks
 
Old 11-08-2006, 06:17 PM   #2
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Hi there,

The firefox crash hasn't caused the disk crash but is merely a symptom of it (or whatever caused the disk to crash). You are probably close to the mark with a brownout or spike although I would imagine it is simply a hardware failure - you mention the HD is 80 GB and this would therefore indicate a fairly old/early SATA disk - am I right?
 
Old 11-08-2006, 06:46 PM   #3
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Yes a *fairly old* harddisk. Do you its days are over? Should i get a new one? Now though everthing is working fine.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 06:48 PM   #4
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That depends on the situation. I would say keep on running and if it happens again then certainly consider it.

Regards
Chris
 
Old 11-08-2006, 06:50 PM   #5
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That depends on the situation. I would say keep on running and if it happens again then certainly consider it.

Regards
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:42 PM   #6
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I have two sata drives, each 400 gigs. One is a Seagate the other a Maxstore.
The Maxstore poops like this everytime the system does a fsck. The only way out of it I know of is to shut down & allow 10 seconds for the drive to spindown. My guess is I got what I paid for with the newer Maxstore.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 11:59 AM   #7
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So I got back from my class, the laptop was on and working fine, I powered it off, put it in my backpack, walked to the bus stop for about 3-4 minutes, walked to the library after getting off the bus for another 5 minutes and when I turned it on, I got messages similar to the ones above: http://tinyurl.com/2xhhz3

The laptop would never load though, it would keep trying to run udev and the messages would keep on poping up.

Is my hard drive done? What might have happened? Is there any way I can still restore it, so I can at least back up the information.

This is on ThinkPad T60 1953-E7U

Last edited by alkos333; 11-10-2007 at 09:09 AM.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 12:17 PM   #8
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You can try running a live run distro and see if you can mount it there and then do your backups.
 
Old 01-30-2009, 12:10 AM   #9
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Repair HDD

Hello, I have a similar problem:

In other O.S. the solve is the surface format or similar, This encapsulates the bad sectors.

Exist any program in ubuntu linux to repair this HDD?
 
  


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