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Old 07-17-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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Is it the sign of hard disk failure???

Hi Everyone,

Recently I checked the log file from message, I realized the message got the error as following, Is it the sign of hard disk faulty?

Jul 17 05:13:16 BCore kernel: hdc: status timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
Jul 17 05:13:16 BCore kernel:
Jul 17 05:13:16 BCore kernel: hdc: no DRQ after issuing WRITE
Jul 17 05:13:23 BCore kernel: ide1: reset: success

Please advise me...........
Old 07-17-2005, 11:32 PM   #2
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I don't think you can tell from that output... It maybe that Linux was trying to write something to the drive as you were loading a program or whatever... How many hard drives do you have...What is hdc?

In any event... BACK-UP

Old 07-17-2005, 11:51 PM   #3
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Its a DMA problem when using certain hard drive brands with certain IDE/SATA controllers. Usually Maxtor and Seagate drives have problems with DMA.
Old 07-18-2005, 12:07 AM   #4
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Wat is the DMA? how do I solve it?

By the way I am using the IDE controller and hdc means drive in linux...


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