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Old 01-19-2015, 03:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy ata1 srst failed (errno=-16)

I came in this morning and boot up my xw9400 workstation only to get the error :ata1 srst failed (errno=-16)
I rebooted it severally and got the san answer. I also tried changing the cable, it is still the same.

please I need instruction on how to go forward.
Old 01-19-2015, 03:34 AM   #2
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I think your hard disk has failed or showing signs of failure.

With a rescue disk try running smartctl and get status of disk.

Or your hard disk cables might have become loose or defective. Remove and reinsert or change cables.


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