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Re: bad new large hard disk? [chirps]

	I don't think that the information that I give right now is applicable to
your case due to the chirp issue you mention, but as I've found working
HDDs that also chirp, I've thought this would be interesting for you.

	In the case of a defective electrical installation, if the computer is not
earthed, it can cause lots of annoying problems like Kernel Panics,
schizophrenic BIOS behaviour, and very annoying little electrical shocks
when you manipulate the PC's intestines.

	Don't know how are the electrical supplies in your country, but in
Catalonia are a wide and unknown problem.

	If the PC's were behaving without complain before you wanted to install
the HDD, I'd give it back to your vendor.

At 17.08 21/8/00 -0400, heu escrit:
>I sent this earlier, but it doesn't seem to have made it to hte list . .
>This weekend, I  tried installing the 20G IBM drive I picked up on
>vacation, and I think it has serious problem s :(
>It chirps, which seems to come haveter a major (loud) move of the
>heads.  The bios can find the drive about half the time, and reports
>possible geometry choices, the least number of cylinders being 2053 or
>Neiter cfdisk nor fdisk, nor the FreeBSD utilities, can read the disk,
>reporting various timeout problems.  The FreeBSD bootloader noticed that
>the disk existed--once.
>I've tried reading it on two different computers: the K6 on a Shuttle
>603 where it's supposed to live, and on an IBM P133.  Neither has been
>able to fdisk it.
>If this was a sub-1024 clinder disk, I'd have called to have it replaced
>by now.  I'm hoping that I'm missing something that would let me
>initialize the disk and be on my way.
>Prof. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.       Smeal 178    (814) 375-4700
>These opinions will not be those of Penn State until it pays my
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