tim at comcon.UUCP
Mon Jan 8 12:12:20 AEST 1990
This problem is about the hard disk hanging occasionally.
386 20/mhz 8 MB RAM
WD1007A-WA2 ESDI Controller
Miniscribe 330 MB Hard Disk.
What I know so far:
Last march the system started hanging. In core processes would
run untill they needed disk access, then they would hang. The
harddisk activity light would stay on steady, which was not
normal. At that time I put a new controller in with the same
results, the system would function fine for a time (3-12 hrs)
then hang. At that time I backed everything up, reformatted the
drive and re-installed everything. It has worked flawlessly till
It has begun hanging with a steady drive activity light again. I
am about to reformat and re-install.
What else could be going on? I first (last march) thought maybe the
drive was bad but the re-install fixed for nine months. Is there a disk
diagnostic that could be run? Maybe a special mode of fsck or something.
Thanks for listening..
Tim Brown |
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