> At work, I get this one from time to time. It *appears* to be
> the IDE controller and a flaky caching chipset. In this case,
> I won't rule out a memory caching problem on the motherboard either
> (usually shows up on machine with >16megs RAM).
Hmm, ok. This machine has 32 megs of RAM on it. Perhaps I should try
pulling a 16 meg simm.
> My suggestion
> would be to get a nice and *plain* $50 IDE controller (ISA or VL) and
> try it. If you get seg. faults still, then I'd be taking
> a closer look at the motherbaord.
That is what we had in the first place, an el-cheapo IDE controller.
I'll look at it again. Thank you for the advice!
> Another thought, *disable* the caching on the IDE controller.
> You could cancel out the DMA since I doubt the card will
> use DMA in that state. Anyway, I'd be interested in your
I dunno how to do this. :)