[TriLUG] Its broke and I gotta fix it
Fri, 8 Feb 2002 06:21:35 -0500
I gotta agree with these guys... sounds a lot like a HW issue.
Do you by any chance have a surge protector (or even a UPS) on the machine?
The power where I live is so bad that it eats up a computer in less than
month if you try to run it wild and free off of CP&L. The one second
brown-outs followed by a sudden surge can lead to some real smoke and
On Thursday 07 February 2002 23:18, Ben Pitzer wrote:
> Well, I'd look at the IDE cable first to make sure that it's securely
> attached at both ends. If you pull it out, make sure that you put it
> back in the same way as before. If you have your CD and HDD on the same
> IDE channel, try putting them on seperate channels (as in HDD on IDE1
> and CD-ROM on IDE2). See if your bios recognizes anything. If that
> fails, try replacing the IDE cable with a new one. Lastly, I'd have
> someone check out the drive for you in another machine. The drive
> itself may be hosed.
> Ben Pitzer