On Tuesday 04 May 2004 00:06, Reuben A. Popp wrote: > Morning all, > > While working last night, my workstation here started acting up (songs > playing in xmms were pausing like the machine was lagging). Upon looking > at the console messages of XFree, I saw that I was receiving a large number > of messages that looked like: > > ad3: FAILURE - READ_DMA status=51<READY,DSC,ERROR> error=40<UNCORREC > TABLE> LBA=2572271 > > Great, a harddrive failure on an 80 gig drive that I had no backup for. > The box more or less locked up on me after that, whereupon I did a hard > reboot. After looking on google a bit, I decided to try a tool someone > reccomended from sysutils ports called smartmon. That spit out a large > number of errors at me. Okay, so the disk is bad, bum deal. But... > > After rebooting a second time or so, I'm seeing this error on my console: > > ad0: FAILURE - READ_DMA status=51<READY,DSC,ERROR> error=40<UNCORREC > TABLE> LBA=4631543 > May 3 09:10:03 woad syslogd: /var/log/cron: Input/output error
I'm told the next most likely component to fail after disk drives in a PC is the power supply. It is possible a flaky supply could make both drives appear bad. --- Just a thought! Malcolm _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"