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Old 07-18-2003, 10:08 AM   #1
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Is it a Hard-Drive Failure???


Hi

I checked the logs and I found this.....
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--------------------- Kernel Begin ------------------------

WARNING: Kernel Errors Present
hda: task_no_data_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStat...: 1Time(s)
hda: task_no_data_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }...: 1Time(s)
hdb: task_no_data_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStat...: 1Time(s)
hdb: task_no_data_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }...: 1Time(s)
hdd: packet command error: error=0x34...: 1Time(s)
hdd: packet command error: status=0x51 { D...: 1Time(s)

---------------------- Kernel End -------------------------

.....
I have two hard-drives as you see...The hdb is also ext3 formatted.And I also noticed that I can,t do "intense" jobs like burning cd's and watching Video clips...Now is this because there might be a Hard-Drive Failure or what?

I use Gnome most of the time and it'll sometime freeze ...without having done something..
So a day it'll freeze 3 times and I have to restart.

Please Help!
Thnx

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Old 07-18-2003, 11:17 AM   #2
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Well to tell you bad news, I'd say its a bad hard drive. My roomate had a drive go out on him and to be sure, I tried mounting it in one of my Linux boxes and I recieved some of the same seek type errors. The hard drive was complete crap and was replaced.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 12:04 PM   #3
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Probably a bad drive - but I had errors like that with my drive and ext3 - filesystem got hosed twice.
After I switched to reiserfs and JFS I didn't have anymore trouble at all with the same drive.
There is a test suite called cerberos at http://sourceforge.net/projects/va-ctcs
Just run that for about 24 hrs. on your drive and see if it falls apart.Pls. check out the readme and doc's - that suite is designed to destroy bad hardware.

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Old 07-21-2003, 05:13 AM   #4
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Thnx for the help....Also forget to mention that when I boot onto my Windows 98 partition it also freezes..

I will install another hard-drive and see what happens...And I have a bunch of files on these hdd's.

thnx very much..
 
Old 07-21-2003, 03:59 PM   #5
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you drive will die SOON (or maybe it's the chipset, whatever, something is bad and it's hardware based.)
BACK UP YOUR DATA!!! NOW!!!
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:49 AM   #6
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The drive went dead after 3 days and I lost the data which was on it..(15 mp3s to be exact)...

But i think the drive is still fine because I can see it on my Bios ...I just need to installl win98 and wipe it...so I have vfat file system.
Thats the only way todo it coz if you try to do it from your linux box...it'll get screwed.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 01:33 PM   #7
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How can you think that the drive still fine if it is dead?

Don't mess with broken HD, send it back to manufacturer (it is proably under warranty) and get a new one.
 
  


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