[ltp] 600E system freeze--software or hardware?
Wed, 5 Jun 2002 10:13:18 +0100
I had the exact same symptoms a few months back.... my hard disk failed in the
I'd back up your data while you have the chance. If you have access to Norton
Ghost and a netware/NT/samba server and appropriate boot disk, take an image of
the drive while it's still good.
Check your logs too... I sometimes got errors in them from the IDE driver. Then
again, how can it write to the logs when the hard disk has died?
Quoting "Zoki, mailinglist account" <email@example.com>:
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> > [mailto:email@example.com]De la part de Mark Nye
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> > Objet : [ltp] 600E system freeze--software or hardware?
> > Hi All,
> > On two occasions I've experienced odd system freezes running RH7.2 on my
> > TP600E. The first occurance was three months or so ago -- I was at the
> > computer editing a text file when everything suddenly froze and the hard
> > drive began making an odd "clanking" noise (pretty loud) that
> > repeated over
> > and over until I powered down the system. I restarted in DOS and
> > ran IBM's
> > disk-check tools, but didn't find any problems with the hard disk.
> *** Never had a HD making a noise but found the Linux log files to be very
> verbose when there is a soft or hardware problem. You did not say if you
> checked yours to see if you have disk seek errors?
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