Re: unresponsive system
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On 24-Jan-08, at 9:51 AM, Federico Lazcano wrote:
El Jueves, 24 de Enero de 2008 12:24, Brian McKee escribió:
On 24-Jan-08, at 9:09 AM, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:01:31 -0500
Brian McKee <email@example.com> wrote:
A little while back I was trying to fix a system that was
a continuous tone after being unused for a while, then logging in.
Now it's running a wee mite slow....
Yep - it took it over an hour to run top once and put the output
file. Then it started beeping again.
I had to hard reboot it (the noise was driving me batty) and guess
what - output.txt is nowhere to be found!
What kind of noise is it?
Coming from the hard drive?
Based on the above...if it takes forever to write to output.txt, it
looks like hard drive is messed up.
No, it's the same tone an origin as the POST beep or console beep -
only it's a continuous tone.
There are three drives in there - software RAID 5 - and they seem to
checkout temp and consult your motherboard manual
The manual wasn't much help. The temps seem ok too.
Well, this has been educational....
I dug up the IBM diagnostics disk and ran it on the machine.
It eventually (12ish hours later) found a problem with the controller
on the third hard drive.
But when I swapped in a new drive it claimed that one was bad too....
On a hunch I changed out the CD-RW on the same cable and now both
those hard drives passed the test.
So, I'm hoping the issue was funkiness with that CD-RW (even though
it appeared to be working ok).
I'll run it for a while now and see if the problems return.
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