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Subject: Re:
From: Rob & Liz Ward (wards_at_paradise.net.nz)
Date: 2002-01-06


Oh, so it is a hardware error caused by writing data to the HDD. I guess
that means the IDE interface to the HDD is damaged.

Rob

----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Stenberg" <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
To: <jukebox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 11:36 AM
Subject: Re:

> Rob & Liz Ward wrote:
>
> > Hold on. Can someone explain. I don't believe it is possible to
physically
> > destroy a HDD via s/w.
>
> Neither did I, until I managed to fry two disks in the Archos by simply
> writing the wrong things to the port pins.
>
> > So what is happening to these drives? Are they reformatable on a PC?
>
> I don't know what happened. My disks are not reformattable in a PC. The
BIOS
> detects the disks, but every sector access gives read/write errors.
>
> /Björn
>
>



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