My apologies if this is wrong list.
I have a Vaio PCG-9251 laptop with a Seagate Momentus 20G hard drive that has
been working great
with 6.1 release. I had left it powered down for about 5 weeks, then on
powerup, it was booting
fine until it started bringing the wireless online. I noticed that it was
showing errors on ad0 but
it eventually made it through all the rc stuff and got to the login. Still
getting errors so I
tried fsck_ufs which failed with numerous bad sectors and then eventually
showed the disk detached.
What I have tried:
1.) Boot with cd from 6.1 package set, create /etc/fstab on md00 with /dev/ad0
Sometimes it reads disks and gives bad sector errors, other times it just says
ad0 detached and
returns error codes. Sometimes it seems to be making the corrections that I am
prompted to let it
do, but the end reault is the disk is detached.
2.) Re-installing from the CD, but it always returns error that it couldn't
write partition table
to the disk.
3.) Formating with a Win98 startup disk. Always fails.
4.) Removed the drive from the machine and installed old win98 drive which
works as expected.
I am not finding much help in my searches for these problems, so hopefully
someone here can give
the clueless a clue.
Is there a way to re-attach the disk?
Should I just trash it and replace it or is there any hope for it?
I really don't have anything important on it, but I don't want to fork out
money for new one if I
don't have to.
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