[ubuntu-uk] Hardware failure?

James Grabham jgrabham at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 30 00:37:42 BST 2008

On the subject of hard drives - it could well be a dodgy hard drive,
particularly if it's a cheap one, try using a live CD for a while - it'd be
the easiest way to test without fiddling with hardware, if that works fine,
It'll very probably be the hard drive, and it'll need replacing.

> Do you know if the HD is SATA or IDE?  I had a similar problem, random
> lockups,
> system totally non-responsive, reset the only way to get the system back
> up.  I
> tried swapping out all my hardware with no solution until I install the
> system onto
> an old IDE drive I had, the SATA drive was fine, in fact my system runs
> on it now
> so I figured it might have been a chipset driver issue (or not?)  Either
> way changing
> from a SATA drive to an IDE drive solved it for me.
> Hope this helps,
> Brian.
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