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Re: Can a broken harddisk lead to an "operator halt"?

Hi Ralph,

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 11:29:05AM +0200, Ralph Aichinger wrote:
> Hello everybody!

> I am currently trying to install woody on an AlphaStation 255 and
> I am confronted with repeated "blue screen" halts,

> halted CPU 0

> halt code = 1
> operator initiated halt 
> PC = 200000c6d7c
> >>>

> They appeared *reproducibly* when I tried to format one
> drive with ext2 *and checking for bad blocks* 

> Without checking the drive formats fine, but fsck 
> detects an error every other time I run it.

> Is it possible, that the disk is broken and causes the
> halts? Or do you think something else is fishy in addition
> to it? Should I buy another disk first, or would it 
> be better to check e.g. the memory or something else?

As a first step, I suggest checking that your hard drive cable is
well-seated, and if you can, try replacing the cable.  This tends to be
cheaper than replacing the drive itself.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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