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Re: [LUG] OT: Verifying DMI Pool Data...


On Mon, 23 May 2005 09:42:54 +0100
Neil Williams wrote:

On Monday 23 May 2005 9:30 am, Grant Sewell wrote:
Just recently my main box displays this line for ages on booting.

Ah, now see - why keep booting it? Just buy a UPS and keep the thing running, 
it works better that way!

When the College pay me enough to be able to run my PC(s) 24/7, then I will consider 
it.  Until then... :D

Check your jumper settings for cable-select settings on the hard drive(s) and 
change the hard drive cable. I've seen this with a damaged ribbon cable.

Hmm.... damaged cable.  Will take a look later.  It's not going to be a C/S problem 
- haven't used C/S in donkeys years.  Can't stand it.

Should I be concerned about this,

Yes. If your hard drive is set to cable-select (a favourite trick of Dell and 
a few other manufacturers), the hard drive could simply disappear and you may 
not suspect a combined cable/jumper problem and blame the hard drive.

Self-built system.  Harddrive doesn't seem to disappear - indeed, it's been 
completely reliable since I got it, and I hope I haven't just jinxed it!

Cheers Neil.

Artificial intelligence is no match for nuratal stidutipy.

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