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Old 07-18-2010, 07:12 AM   #1
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Problem with WD HDD and Fedora


New WD 2500 hard disk
I installed fedora 12 dvd 64 bit onn this new drive
Everything seemed fine
After a few days tryed to boot fedora
During the bios hard disk check it says everything fine but never continues just hangs

The last bios boot message is
wd 2500 disk is installed and reporting all is fine?????
??????????????
 
Old 07-18-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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hanging

some more clues are needed here. Have you used a 32 bit offering on a 64 bit frame? Have you tried to re-open it later? Did the 'box' work ok before you put in the new hard drive?

Fred.
 
Old 07-18-2010, 11:02 AM   #3
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The Specs of your system Would Help, you get better Help-- All Posts Should Include some basic System Info.
 
Old 07-18-2010, 12:16 PM   #4
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PLEASE change your subject line to something better. "Hang during BIOS HD check" would be better.
 
Old 07-18-2010, 01:16 PM   #5
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May you post your computer specs. That way we can know what could have gone wrong with your HD.
 
Old 07-18-2010, 01:22 PM   #6
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Are you actually getting to the "load the OS" stage of the boot process?

Were you able to successfully boot Fedora before?

It sounds like you were able to boot Fedora before, this problem started suddenly, and now you're not even getting to the load-the-OS stage. In other words, your hard drive died. If that's the case then this is what you need to do:
  1. buy a USB enclosure and a new hard drive
  2. replace your old hard drive with the new one
  3. install an OS onto the new hard drive
  4. put the old HD in the enclosure
  5. plug the enclosure into your computer
  6. mount the old HD
  7. get the data off the old HD
 
Old 07-19-2010, 12:20 PM   #7
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Video Adapter Radeon X1300/X1550 Series Secondary (256 MB)
Video Adapter Radeon X1300/X1550 Series (256 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X1300 Pro (RV515)
Monitor

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702 (IE 8.0)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Motherboard:
CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4500, 2200 MHz (11 x 200)
Motherboard Name ECS 945GCT-NM
Motherboard Chipset Intel Lakeport-G i945G
System Memory 3328 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Samsung M3 78T2953EZ3-CE6 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM2: Melco 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3: Samsung M3 78T2953EZ3-CE6 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM4: Crucial RM12864AA667.8FE 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15



sorry for the delay

I downloaded and burned the fedora12 dvd 64 bit iso
installed it and I believe I checked the encrypt system button


the paraphrase was entered
I logged into fedora ran the update
and everythinbg was running smoothly
In fact it was running super fast and everything was fine!!!


now when i try to boot that disk I dont even get to the paraphrase input dialog
it just freeses
no matter how or what I try??

Last edited by gwcarr08; 07-19-2010 at 12:21 PM.
 
Old 07-19-2010, 12:28 PM   #8
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PLEASE change your subject line to something better. "Hang during BIOS HD check" would be better.
thanks for the info
 
Old 07-21-2010, 10:55 AM   #9
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to gwcarr08,

If your hard drive has died it won't work from an enclosure. The disks may have locked up. Try either feeling the top for movement or booting from a diagnostic disk before spending a lot of money.

Fred.
 
  


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