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Subject: RE: Part. Error Pls Chck HD ( )
From: zeek (
Date: 2002-12-03

Thanks for the response.

The frozen mode may be getting set from the computer's BIOS --I'll check
that and try again.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Björn Stenberg
> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 3:41 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Part. Error Pls Chck HD ( )
> zeek wrote:
> > The "frozen" flag is set
> That's very odd. From the ATA specification:
> "The SECURITY FREEZE LOCK command sets the device to Frozen mode.
> After command completion any other commands that update the
> device Lock mode are rejected. Frozen mode is disabled by
> power-off or hardware reset."
> I don't see how your disk can be in frozen mode after a restart.
> Rockbox sets the disk in frozen mode at startup to prevent any
> other security commands to be send by accident. But, as the spec
> says, this flag is reset on power-off.
> > --I'm not sure if this is why the drive is rejecting the command.
> It is. All security commands fail if the frozen flag is set.
> --
> Björn

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