Re: IDE hard drive failure
In linux.debian.user, Paladin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Sep 2003 10:20:31 -0700
> email@example.com wrote:
> > 1. If the BIOS doesn't always recognize the drive, then you have
> > one of three problems: bad BIOS, bad cable, bad drive. Since the
> > drive has already failed once, you're pretty sure it's the third
> > reason. Try swapping/re-seating the cables or reconfiguring the
> > master/slave relation on your IDE bus.
> In fact I tried to use the drive on another PC, so the problem is in
> the drive! :(
> > If the problem persists then it's time to start using that drive
> > for a doorstop, bookend, or other purpose suitable to its proven
> > reliabilty.
> Any idea to *recover* the data before using it for one of those
> excelent ideas that you gave? I really CAN picture it as some sort
> of decorative art! =)
If you have an identical drive you could try to replace the controller,
I've heard it works, but I'm not that handy.
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