[clug] Hard disk problems

jhock jhock at iinet.net.au
Sun Aug 2 16:24:12 MDT 2009

Hi All,

Thanks for the great suggestions.  The Eee PC is still under warranty so
I will take it back and get a new disk.  I'll get the data from my last
backup and many have suggested.  

It would have been nice to try some of the suggestions. eg. hammer it,
freeze it but that might break my warranty so I'll just take it back for
a new one.

Thanks again for all the helpful suggestions.


On Sun, 2009-08-02 at 13:55 +1000, jhock wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have an Eee pc 10 H.  When I start it up I get a:
> "Reboot and Select proper Boot device
> or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
> At odd times the hard disc squeals like pig and its getting worse each
> time I start up the PC.  To me it sounds like the hard disc has crashed.
> In the bios the IDE configuration can't detect the Primary IDE Master
> nor the Primary IDE Slave.
> I can boot Ubuntu 9.04 from a USB drive but it doesn't detect the hard
> drive.
> Is there anything I can do to get some of the stuff off the hard drive
> or is the hard drive stuffed completely?
> Thanks.
> John

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