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!


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