Re: Strange Error messages

From: <k.schick_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Tue Jul 13 1999 - 14:39:11 CST

> Kevin:
> I can confirm Mark's suggestion for the over-clocking causing
> problems. I used to run my system at a 75Mhz, and I would get messages
> about disabling DMA (ironically this only happened AFTER I bought a new
> 3.2GB disk drive, worked at 75Mhz with my older 1GB drives). I set the
> bus speed back to 66Mhz and the problem disappeared.
> If your system is not over-clocked then the news could be worse. These
> errors:
> > > hdc: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> > > < snip > */Add at least a dozen or so of the same.../*
> > > hdc: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> > > hdc: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
> Look mighty familiar, to what I was getting while on of my 1GB drives was
> failing (I could hear the disk thunk and thrash while errors were
> printed).

  I know it's hard to beleive this, but I am not overclocking this time.
Everything is stock.

  One thing I can think of that might be an issue is the way my devices are
connected. First IDE has my WD HDD and a 32X CD
           Second IDE has my Fujitsu HDD and a CD-RW
BIOS ("auto" setting for drives and cd) reports all drives as PIO mode 4, and
UDMA. Hdparm reports that my second HDD is mode 2. Hmmmmm.....

Perhaps I have my DMA or IRQ setting fubar'ed in BIOS. I'm pulling at straws
here, aren't I?

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