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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
September 22, 2004 4:13:44 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt (More info?)

Hi,

I just replaced my 5 year old power supply (it died last night). Now,
whenever I write to the disk extensively, my whole machine hangs.

I've been running happily on Knoppix for several hours now, but as soon
as I try to install anything to hd, the machine becomes completely
unresponsive after about 5 minutes (I've tried doing a Knoppix HD
install, and a gentoo install; both hung the machine while
copying/untarring files to the hard drive).

Do I need a new hard drive, or a new motherboard? Are there any
utilities I can use to check? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
September 22, 2004 9:27:07 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt (More info?)

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 00:13:44 GMT, Mike Evron <evronm@dtcinc.net> put
finger to keyboard and composed:

>Hi,
>
>I just replaced my 5 year old power supply (it died last night). Now,
>whenever I write to the disk extensively, my whole machine hangs.
>
>I've been running happily on Knoppix for several hours now, but as soon
>as I try to install anything to hd, the machine becomes completely
>unresponsive after about 5 minutes (I've tried doing a Knoppix HD
>install, and a gentoo install; both hung the machine while
>copying/untarring files to the hard drive).
>
>Do I need a new hard drive, or a new motherboard? Are there any
>utilities I can use to check? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Mike.

Maybe your HD has developed bad blocks.


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