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Re: Drive errors

On Fri, Jan 17, 2003 at 10:06:01AM -0500, Matthew Daubenspeck wrote:
> I have been running the same woody box for more then 2 years, and I
> just got the following message:
> hda: timeout waiting for DMA
> hda: irq timeout: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> hda: timeout waiting for DMA
> hda: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
> hda: DMA disabled
> ide0: reset: success
> I seem to remember (the archives were no help) that someone had
> suggested that this may be a bad drive? Everything seems to be working
> now, but if this drive is on it's way out, I would rather replace it
> now before it's completely dead...

I just had this (on a CD-RW rather than an HD). Ten minutes later the
drive lost its ability to drive the sled and loading motors. It's
completely f**ked now. So yeah, I'd be worried.


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