[nSLUG] Hard drive error messages

Bill Davidson bdavidso at supercity.ns.ca
Thu Dec 15 10:19:37 AST 2005


On Thu, 2005-15-12 at 10:47 -0400, J. Paul Bissonnette wrote:

> At first I thought it had to be the drive, now I'm not sure. I had to 
> boot 5 or 6 times this morning.  One time there was a DMA warning, 
> another time  GRUB wasn't found, hda missing, all drives missing except 
> hdd. Twice Windows booted, without grub(???)  windows is on hdc. One 
> time the monitor output failed, had to reinstall the videocard.

That pretty much screams "motherboard", or maybe RAM.  Probably
motherboard.  This is just the kind of flaky performance I have seen
before from motherboards with bad capacitors, including those hard drive
messages you posted before.  I have seen exactly those messages before
from a drive that was just fine but connected to a bad motherboard.

Bill Davidson
bdavidso at supercity.ns.ca


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