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Subject: RE: HD problem: Status
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2002-10-17


Lucky you had a IBM HDD then becasue that DFT program blocks usage on other
disks. Don't you just love huge multinational companies.

Stu.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Waschnig [mailto:christian.waschnig_at_gmx.at]
> Sent: 17 October 2002 08:26
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: RE: HD problem: Status
>
>
> The nightmare has an end. I finally succeeded in reanimate
> the HD without
> formatting :-)
>
> I connected the HD to internal IDE, since all tools remaining required
> direct access. Then I tried "fdisk /MBR", as John suggested.
> No success, but
> maybe fdisk did'nt even touch the HD. According to some web
> page, fdisk only
> writes the master boot record, when the boot record signature
> "AA55" is not
> found. Then I found a really nice IBM tool called DFT (drive
> fitness test).
> With DFT you can make several tests (quick, advanced), and
> the quick test
> retourned error code 0x70 (defective device). I tried the
> option "corrupted
> sector repair", which seems to check every sector. The
> following advanced
> test returned no more errors. Booting in the JBR now
> succeeded, and at first
> sight all data were left intact.
>
> Thank you for all your support!
>
> Christian
>
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]Im
> > Auftrag von Stuart Tedford
> > Gesendet: Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2002 12:04
> > An: 'rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se'
> > Betreff: RE: HD problem: Status
> >
> >
> > I guess this confirms why the RockBox disk writing needs to be
> > bullet proof,
> > as all you were doing was reading the disk under low power
> conditions and
> > your boot sector got corrupted - what a nightmare.
> >
> > Stu.
> >
> >
>



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