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Topic # 23544 2-Jul-2008 12:20
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Problem this morning.

Pressed the go button and during the POST it reported that my hard drives are S.M.A.R.T. Capable but the command failed, and it wouldn't boot into Windows or Linux.

Changed the HDD cable over to IDE1 line from IDE0 and it all works.

Does this mean that IDE0 Has failed in some way?

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  Reply # 142838 4-Jul-2008 09:21
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SMART is just a technology to monitor hardrrives for current or impending failure. The fact that your system is saying it cant even send the SMART command, and you cant boot would tend to indicate either your motherboards IDE controller is fried or the cotnroller on the HDD is fried. I'd try seeing if the HDD is accesible in another PC. Odds are pretty good your going to be buying a new HDD thou.





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  Reply # 142887 4-Jul-2008 10:54
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Didn't he say his HDD worked after he changed cable?  Did you try changing it back, still broken?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 142946 4-Jul-2008 13:32
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bazzer: Didn't he say his HDD worked after he changed cable? Did you try changing it back, still broken?


So he did.. that'll teach me to read posts before i've woken up properly. Assuming it fails again when he switches back to IDE0, then its pretty much guranteed to be the motherboard.




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  Reply # 142981 4-Jul-2008 15:30
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Or a dodgy cable?

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  Reply # 143020 4-Jul-2008 18:30
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bazzer: Or a dodgy cable?

The way I read it (when I actually read it properly hehe) is that he moved the cable from the IDE0 socket to the IDE1 socket, and it worked. Admittedly its POSSIBLE that the cable was bent in such a way as to be flakey in one socket and not the other, its much more likely one of the onboard IDE channels has packed it in.





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  Reply # 143022 4-Jul-2008 18:34
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My friends old computer had this problem, one ide channel was broken so he could only run one hard drive + cd drive.

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  Reply # 143621 7-Jul-2008 10:18
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Lias:
bazzer: Or a dodgy cable?

The way I read it (when I actually read it properly hehe) is that he moved the cable from the IDE0 socket to the IDE1 socket, and it worked. Admittedly its POSSIBLE that the cable was bent in such a way as to be flakey in one socket and not the other, its much more likely one of the onboard IDE channels has packed it in.

Fair enough, I didn't read it like that, but you're probably right.  I wonder if we'll ever find out?  I'm on tenterhooks...

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  Reply # 143833 7-Jul-2008 14:58
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bazzer:
Fair enough, I didn't read it like that, but you're probably right. I wonder if we'll ever find out? I'm on tenterhooks...


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Reply # 145728 9-Jul-2008 21:01
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Sorry folks, that mainboard is totalled now. IDE-0 was the first to give up on me. I managed a few more days using IDE-1 where my HDD and DVD worked OK, but then it all gave up rather suddenly and just ceased working.

Now using a borrowed computer whilst I save some $$$ to buy one of the basic upgrade kits from Dragon PC.

Thanks for your interest and input.


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  Reply # 146027 10-Jul-2008 11:41
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kiwikidd77: Sorry folks, that mainboard is totalled now. IDE-0 was the first to give up on me. I managed a few more days using IDE-1 where my HDD and DVD worked OK, but then it all gave up rather suddenly and just ceased working.

Now using a borrowed computer whilst I save some $$$ to buy one of the basic upgrade kits from Dragon PC.

Thanks for your interest and input.


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Thanks for letting us know. We've been hanging out to find out lol.




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