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Old 04-15-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
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Message in dmesg

Hi, i was doing a dmesg and realise this message keep popping out
Apr 13 04:49:03 xxxx473102 kernel: ide-cd: cmd 0x3 timed out
Apr 13 04:49:03 xxxx473102 kernel: hda: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
Apr 13 04:49:03 xxxx473102 kernel: hda: irq timeout: error=0x00
Apr 13 04:49:03 xxxx473102 kernel: hda: ATAPI reset complete

is it a dangerous message? Pls enlighten

Old 04-16-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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The message means that you are getting hardware errors. The bad hardware could be a CD, a CD drive, a cable, or an IDE controller. If you get a lot of these errors then it is likely that some piece of your hardware is about to fail permanently.

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