[K12OSN] OT: hard drive emergency

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Wed Feb 2 14:28:18 UTC 2005

My neighbor re-installed his Windows box from scratch a few months ago--it was 
either XP or ME, I can't remember which.  He had forgotten that his iPod was 
attached during this, and afterward discoverd that all the music he had on the 
iPod was trashed/gone/unavailable.  I can't see any logical connection between 
his experience and yours, aside from the correlation that anytime a change is 
made to the OS, having an iPod connected during the change seems to wreak havoc.


Rob Owens wrote:
> Thanks. I'm looking into smartd right now.
> Is it possible for a usb device like an iPod to screw up the partition table or the bios? I really suspect that the problem has to do w/ the iPod, but I can't understand why it would have the ability to do this kind of damage.
> -Rob
>  --- On Wed 02/02, Burke Almquist < balmquist at mindfirestudios.com > wrote:
> From: Burke Almquist [mailto: balmquist at mindfirestudios.com]
> To: robowens at myway.com, k12osn at redhat.com
> Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 07:02:35 -0600
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] OT:  hard drive emergency
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----<br>Hash: SHA1<br><br>you might try running smartd to see if your drive is reporting any <br>errors, spinrite (grc.com) is also supposed to be really good at <br>detecting drive errors, but it costs money.<br>Finally, you might try your HD manufacturer's test program.<br>-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----<br>Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (Darwin)<br><br>iEYEARECAAYFAkIAz2sACgkQfqZR3ThMfXTZiQCeI75ioGnvS3NlW7yxeUkXIEaJ<br>g60An3TVQMSAwKzrhvet/QE/PhzGBYad<br>=6er0<br>-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----<br><br>
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