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.