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...
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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