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Old 11-11-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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hard DIsk Failure


in my linux machine my hard disk occasionally do fail to start. it happens that if i should move the main hard disk's jumper to another position (ie from master to slave) it will now work. but after sometime the same problem comes up again and if i should now move back the jumper to master position it will now boot fine. this has been on and on. how do i completely make this stable on master jumper position.
this machine has also other ide drives (1 dvd, 1 cdrom). but they are on slave ide controler. and the jumpers well positioned.
 
Old 11-11-2006, 09:27 PM   #2
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Have you tried putting the jumpers on "cable select"?
 
Old 11-11-2006, 10:22 PM   #3
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yeah penguin of woo's,
you see the thing is that when it fails. i do try many options which includes the cable select. if i use cable select it works fine as well just as i said before, it will later fail. and when i re select another option there and then it boots again.
 
Old 11-11-2006, 10:31 PM   #4
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It sounds like the hard drive has a defective component that reacts to cool and hot temperatures. Replace the hard drive.
 
Old 11-11-2006, 11:25 PM   #5
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yeah Mr Electric!
i tend to agree with you but these disks doesnt fail so soon as such. they sometimes take weeks or even months to fail. what do you think?
 
Old 11-12-2006, 04:23 PM   #6
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If you have tested the hard drive in other computers, it still does the same thing. You can rule out power supply issues. If you have replace the cable and still has problems, then it is definitately a bad hard drive.

Hard drives can fail within hours or minutes from being shipped. Most people do not take the time to wait after they have receive computer hardware from mail ordering. Also it is the same when buying from local stores.

There are two components of the hard drive. One is the electronics and the other is mechanics. Either one can fail. The electronics will fail with heat if there are defective components. Also electronics can fail when there are colder joints. The mechanics fail when there is too much wear and tear. They also fail when the temperature is too cold for them to work.
 
  


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