[ltp] 600E system freeze--software or hardware?
Wed, 5 Jun 2002 08:12:30 -0400
Thanks to all of you for the input. No disk seek or I/O errors in
/var/log/messages...only the note written during restart that "read-only
filesystem recovery necessary". I suspect that James is right: no error
messages were written because the drive had stopped working.
Perhaps my safest bet is to replace the drive. Does anyone have a US side
source for good, used Thinkpad parts?
all the best,
On Wednesday 05 June 2002 05:13 am, you wrote:
> I had the exact same symptoms a few months back.... my hard disk failed in
> the end.
> 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>:
> > > -----Message d'origine-----
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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?
> > Cheers,
> > Zoran
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