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Re: [OT] Hard Drive shutdown

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 04:37:08PM +0100, Matthew T. Atkinson wrote:
> I've had something very similar to this before.  My HDD is
> ``S.M.A.R.T.'' and it never warned me of immanent destruction so I was
> very concerned.  I asked around and was told ``before you go out and bu
> a new disk, try wiggling the IDE cable around''.  Of course I took this
> with a pinch of salt but I did try it -- and it worked!
> As hard to believe as it is, something along the lines of ``chip-creep''
> appears to have happened to my IDE cable.  Not two weeks after this,
> someone else I knew had the same problem on their box!
> So, give it a go -- it might help.

Hadn't thought to check that out.  Will do it.  However, it seems odd
that it would lose connection and then regain it again.  I never so much
as touched the case and it picked right back up.

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