[K12OSN] OT: hard drive emergency -- update

Ascension Tech ascensiontech at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 15:31:46 UTC 2005

You could try the freezer trick before you have send it back.


On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 13:12:41 -0200, Leonardo Gonçalves de Ulhôa Jr.
<leojr at fic.com.br> wrote:
> Em Qui, 2005-02-03 às 07:42 -0600, Walker, Clay escreveu:
> > I have had USB devices hose up the boot process (to a point that they
> > can not boot) on Win boxes.  All I can figure is that the system some
> > how is thinking it is a USB Hard drive/storage device and attempting to
> > boot from it.  I didn't spend too much time messing with the boot
> > sequence in BIOS to know if this was true or not.  Once USB was
> > unplugged, all was well.
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> > Clay
> I had a problem like these with an usb hdd. I was testing one unit and
> it worked fine. When I tried to boot system with this drive plugged as a
> second hd, it spent a long time to boot (because of Fedora hardware
> detection) and then gnome taskbar began to crash. Later I read the
> Fedora buglist and found out that this kind of crash was caused by a
> corrupted gnome configuration file! (.recently-used in home directory).
> Really weird!
> Best regards
> Leonardo Gonçalves de Ulhôa Jr.
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