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Re: hde: lost interrupt + clicking sound = harddisk failing?

It is a Maxtor 7200 rpm 13G hd if that help you further. thanx. I open
up my computer case and have my big fan blow right at it.  The problem
seems to have disappear.

BTW, I used to use this harddisk on a board that only supported 33MHz
ATAPI and there were problems with it saying it was not ready only when
there were a lot of disk access (if I recall correctly).  And when I
disabled the DMA feature, the problems seemed to go away.  But once I
upgraded to a this board (which support 66MHz).  Same thing happened if
I didn't disabled the DMA feature.  Once I disable it, it was ok for a
long while, up until recently.  Maybe is the weather? =) don't know...

Edwin Lau

On Sat, Sep 07, 2002 at 12:27:58AM -0400, Scott Henson wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-09-04 at 20:30, Chun Kit Edwin Lau wrote:
> > I am answering myself because I was wrong.  Windows has the clicking
> > problem too, but it doesn't crash yet.  Could this be the heat in the
> > computer causing the malfunction?
> > 
> > Edwin Lau
> Yes, I once scorched a hard drive.  It was spiting out all kinds of
> errors.  I got some more fans and cooled it down and it aparently works
> just fine now.  Though according to some utilities I have run on it any
> more trama to it and it will fail.  You failed to say what hard drive
> you had, but some hard drives come with S.M.A.R.T.  If it does you can 
> apt-get install smartsuite
> to get some diagnostic utilities that will run under linux.  
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