Naw, I don't recall the POST error exactly, but from what I remember it
couldn't find a boot device.  Could've been the controller, but from
what I recall I swapped the drive (later) and all was good.  I really
don't recall though - I could've put the "bad" drive in a good laptop
and fixed it that way - really don't recall details.  Wish I could fix
some other problems by throwing them in a freezer!

-----Original Message-----
From: Polytropon [] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 5:54 PM
To: Gary Gatten
Cc: George Davidovich;
Subject: Re: hard disk failure - now what?

On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:30:59 -0500, "Gary Gatten" <>
> I had a laptop years ago that started to die, but seemed to work OK
> first removed from a cold car.  After an hour or so it would die.  I
> eventually put it in the freezer long enough to get what I needed off
> the drive, so in some cases I would agree that cold is good!

That really sounds like a thermal problem (defective cooling)...

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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