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    ???RMA this 45Gig 75GXP

    Oh, and all the errors I used to get in the system log have ceased...I guess I now have my replacement low level reformatted/REFURBISHED drive without the necessity of a drive to the UPS station :roll:
  2. jsofsky

    ???RMA this 45Gig 75GXP

    Previous travails with this drive can be seen in a post below entitled "Is my 75GXP sick?" To exercise the drive, I backed up 6 GIGS of information and obtained the following information in the log: Verify Status Operation: Verify After Backup Active backup destination: File Active backup destination: I:E+H_BackupsE+H_1-14-02.bkf Verify of "E:" Backup set #1 on media #1 Backup description: "Set created 1/14/2002 at 7:00 AM" Verify started on 1/14/2002 at 7:14 AM. Difference encountered in file data. The file DownloadsDad_Says_SAVE_this_directoryQuicken dataHPTAXTITLE.BMP is different. Difference encountered in file data. The file DownloadsDad_Says_SAVE_this_directoryQuicken dataINETcommonlocalwebiisprin.gif is different. Difference encountered in file data. The file DownloadsDad_Says_SAVE_this_directorySPSU_Programs...Group_5tem204.jpg is different. Difference encountered in alternate file data. The file DownloadsObsolete DriversDELLDOCS368FNMOUSECAP.GIF is different. Difference encountered in alternate file data. The file DownloadsObsolete ProgramsPalm OSEmulatorSkins_v1.4Palm_V_32.jpg is different. Difference encountered in file data. The file DownloadsSystem DriversJavajdk1.2.2docstooldocssolarisimagesAddPermBlank.gif is different. Difference encountered in alternate file data. The file DownloadsSystem DriversmicrotekSETUP.BMP is different. Verify completed on 1/14/2002 at 7:16 AM. Directories: 2057 Files: 38620 Different: 0 Bytes: 3,538,398,995 Time: 2 minutes and 19 seconds Verify of "H:" Backup set #2 on media #1 Backup description: "Set created 1/14/2002 at 7:00 AM" Verify started on 1/14/2002 at 7:16 AM. Verify completed on 1/14/2002 at 7:17 AM. Directories: 1109 Files: 21016 Different: 0 Bytes: 2,031,538,014 Time: 1 minute and 18 seconds I don't know what these differences mean when "Different: 0" is listed. All those files were copied from the 75GXP when it was recalcitrant. Jack
  3. jsofsky

    ???RMA this 45Gig 75GXP

    Additional Info (might even be useful to someone!) I changed the DTLA 307045 to a master and rebooted to DFT. Surprisingly, I was now able to enable SMART, and the low level format paused at the previous point, but completed. I ran the advanced DFT and obtained the following results: ===== file: ymg01191.blz ====================================================== ----- Last DFT log information ------------------------------------------------ Logged action: A-TEST.INI Model: IBM-DTLA-307045 Serial number: YMG01191 Part number: 07N5640 Microcode level: TX6OA60A Date: 14.01.2002 Time: 00:20:54 Error code: 0x00 - No error ----- HD information ---------------------------------------------------------- IDE i/o address: 0x01f0 (ide0) Program: IBMDFT Adapter name: IDE Primary Master Drive configured as: Master Model: IBM-DTLA-307045 Part number: 07N5640 Serial number: YMG01191 Microcode level: TX6OA60A S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8766:00:00 Production date: 2000/09/07 ----- Temperature information ------------------------------------------------- Highest temperature: 37 C ----- S.M.A.R.T. status before test ------------------------------------------- Entries: 21 S.M.A.R.T. attribute actual worst threshold 1: Raw read error rate 100 86 60 2: Throughput performance 100 100 50 3: Spin up time 253 94 24 4: Start/Stop count 100 100 0 5: Reallocated sector count 100 100 5 7: Seek error rate 100 100 67 8: Seek time performance 100 100 20 9: Power-on hours count 99 99 0 10: Spin retry count 100 100 60 12: Device power cycle count 100 100 0 192: Power-off retract count 100 100 50 193: Load cycle count 100 100 50 194: Temperature 166 148 0 33 C 37 C 196: Reallocation event count 100 100 0 197: Current pending sector count 100 100 0 198: Off-line scan uncorr. sector count 100 100 0 199: Ultra DMA CRC error count 200 198 0 222: Loaded hours 99 99 50 223: Load retry count 100 100 40 226: Load-in time 115 100 0 230: GMR head amplitude 100 89 0 ----- S.M.A.R.T. status after test -------------------------------------------- Entries: 21 S.M.A.R.T. attribute actual worst threshold 1: Raw read error rate 100 86 60 2: Throughput performance 100 100 50 3: Spin up time 253 94 24 4: Start/Stop count 100 100 0 5: Reallocated sector count 100 100 5 7: Seek error rate 100 100 67 8: Seek time performance 100 100 20 9: Power-on hours count 99 99 0 10: Spin retry count 100 100 60 12: Device power cycle count 100 100 0 192: Power-off retract count 100 100 50 193: Load cycle count 100 100 50 194: Temperature 161 148 0 34 C 37 C 196: Reallocation event count 100 100 0 197: Current pending sector count 100 100 0 198: Off-line scan uncorr. sector count 100 100 0 199: Ultra DMA CRC error count 200 198 0 222: Loaded hours 99 99 50 223: Load retry count 100 100 40 226: Load-in time 115 100 0 230: GMR head amplitude 99 89 0 ----- Defect map -------------------------------------------------------------- Entries: 11 #001 - LBA: 18995889, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 438, flags: 2 #002 - LBA: 18995890, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 439, flags: 2 #003 - LBA: 18995891, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 440, flags: 2 #004 - LBA: 18995892, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 441, flags: 2 #005 - LBA: 18995893, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 442, flags: 2 #006 - LBA: 18995894, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 443, flags: 2 #007 - LBA: 28613906, cyl: 7136, head: 2, sec: 523, flags: 2 #008 - LBA: 28613907, cyl: 7136, head: 2, sec: 524, flags: 2 #009 - LBA: 28613908, cyl: 7136, head: 2, sec: 525, flags: 2 #010 - LBA: 28613909, cyl: 7136, head: 2, sec: 526, flags: 2 #011 - LBA: 28703767, cyl: 7160, head: 4, sec: 380, flags: 1 ----- Time ordered relocations ------------------------------------------------ Entries: 3 LBA SMART time power-up time temp #001 - 28703767 3711:51:56.4 139:32:18 32 #002 - 28613906 - 28613909 8340:50:50.0 0:01:07 26 #003 - 18995889 - 18995894 8765:53:49.1 0:17:19 33 ----- Scratch list ------------------------------------------------------------ No entries ----- DFT history ------------------------------------------------------------- Entries: 19 #001 - 20.07.2001, 14:04:49, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 4597:00:00, error code: 0x00 #002 - 04.12.2001, 13:18:03, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 7809:00:00, error code: 0x00 #003 - 27.12.2001, 09:44:41, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8359:00:00, error code: 0x00 #004 - 27.12.2001, 09:48:22, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8359:00:00, error code: 0x00 #005 - 28.12.2001, 10:03:09, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00 #006 - 28.12.2001, 23:35:08, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8396:00:00, error code: 0x00 #007 - 28.12.2001, 23:38:01, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8396:00:00, error code: 0x00 #008 - 29.12.2001, 00:19:13, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8397:00:00, error code: 0x00 #009 - 29.12.2001, 12:14:50, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00 #010 - 01.01.2002, 12:28:13, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8480:00:00, error code: 0x00 #011 - 01.01.2002, 12:33:15, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8480:00:00, error code: 0x00 #012 - 06.01.2002, 14:18:51, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00 #013 - 06.01.2002, 14:20:45, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x10 #014 - 06.01.2002, 14:26:57, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00 #015 - 13.01.2002, 17:47:15, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00 #016 - 13.01.2002, 17:51:09, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00 #017 - 13.01.2002, 19:32:29, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00 #018 - 13.01.2002, 22:53:45, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00 #019 - 13.01.2002, 22:59:56, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8765:00:00, error code: 0x00 I then installed a Promise ATA controller and attached the drive. Win2k popped up a Wizard to "signature" the drive (whatever that means), and then allowed me to partition and format the drive which is now 85% done. I AM CONFUSED BY ALL THIS!! Jack
  4. Hey All, I've a 45 GIG 75GXP I'm sure is bad as I've been having repeated write errors. Interestingly (and unfortunately), Drive Fitness Test, both quick and advanced, always gives it a thumbs up. I now have it slaved to another drive to which I've transferred my system. I'm still getting write errors from it when attempting to backup files to a CDROM (archive bit turned off?!). I gave it another shot with DFT - again no problem with quick and advanced. However, any attempt to turn on SMART from the Utility menu results in an IDE error. Any attempt to zero out the MBR (though I guess it's not the MBR anymore) results in an error - no can do. On three attempts to low level format - zero out the hard drive, DFT hangs at LBA 121C000 and the HD LED changes from solid to blinking. I can't bail by typing 'C'ancel, but can shut down DFTR with a three finger salute. Partition Magic no longer sees the drive, and Win2k won't partition it. Is this 75GXP now certifiable?? Jack
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    Is my 75GXP sick?

    Well, in the last 12 hours I've had 33 of these: Event Type: Error Event Source: viadsk Event Category: None Event ID: 9 Date: 1/1/2002 Time: 10:47:13 AM User: N/A Computer: CC221101-A Description: The device, DeviceScsiviadsk1, did not respond within the timeout period. Data: 0000: 0f 00 10 00 01 00 66 00 ......f. 0008: 00 00 00 00 09 00 04 c0 .......À 0010: 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0018: bd 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 ½....... 0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0028: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0030: 00 00 00 00 07 00 00 00 ........ and 26 of these: Event Type: Warning Event Source: Disk Event Category: None Event ID: 51 Date: 12/31/2001 Time: 10:48:37 AM User: N/A Computer: CC221101-A Description: An error was detected on device DeviceHarddisk0DR0 during a paging operation. Data: 0000: 03 02 22 00 01 00 72 00 .."...r. 0008: 00 00 00 00 33 00 04 80 ....3..? 0010: 2d 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 -....... 0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0020: 00 24 f9 fb 00 00 00 00 .$ùû.... 0028: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0030: 00 00 00 00 28 00 00 00 ....(... 0038: 02 82 00 00 00 00 0b 00 .?...... 0040: 28 00 00 7d fc 92 00 00 (..}ü?.. 0048: 08 00 .. They occur whether or not I'm on the machine, when I'm on they result in a transient 5 to 10 second hang. Every driver has been upgraded and I haven't had any of the boot failure hangs recently, but today I'm going to bring the new HD online and see what happens. Fortunately this is a home machine and not 'mission critical'. Jack
  6. Hey all, I'm trying to run down a problem (much) more completely described in "Is my 75 GXP Dying" below. During an unrecoverable write problem in Win2000, a warm(push the switch) reset results in the hard drive not being identified by the BIOS and a 'boot failure' error. A powerdown results in the drive being seen and a normal boot of windows. I just installed an unformatted 60GXP as a slave device in preparation for a format using Partition Magic. On bootup it is NOT seen by the BIOS, but is seen by Win2000 and the VIA IDETool. How and why does the BIOS identify an IDE disk? Motherboard is an ASUS A7Pro and the drives are attached to the internal IDE connectors. Jack
  7. jsofsky

    Is my 75GXP sick?

    Thanks to everyone for all advice offered. Some additional information: The power supply is a 300 Watt Powerman FSP 300-60BT which is an AMD approved PS. In addition, I used the ASUS probe software to record the voltages over time and, except for an occasional recorded spike of ? significance (I have a high quality Isobar surge protector), I didn't see much. I have updated EVERY driver possible. The newest VIA driver has the option of setting the DMA mode for any drive with the "IDETool". The 75 GXP is currently set at UDMA 4. Since updating all the drivers, I have not had any episodes of complete inability to write, as mentioned above - but they tend to be infrequent anyway. I now have approx q20 min errors in the event viewer: Event Type: Error Event Source: viadsk Event Category: None Event ID: 9 Date: 12/31/2001 Time: 2:05:52 AM User: N/A Computer: CC821101-A Description: The device, DeviceScsiviadsk1, did not respond within the timeout period. Data: 0000: 0f 00 10 00 01 00 66 00 ......f. 0008: 00 00 00 00 09 00 04 c0 .......À 0010: 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0018: 52 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 R....... 0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0028: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0030: 00 00 00 00 07 00 00 00 ........ with the 0018 word offset changing. This is immediately followed with a warning: Event Type: Warning Event Source: Disk Event Category: None Event ID: 51 Date: 12/31/2001 Time: 2:05:52 AM User: N/A Computer: CC821101-A Description: An error was detected on device DeviceHarddisk0DR0 during a paging operation. Data: 0000: 03 00 22 00 01 00 72 00 .."...r. 0008: 00 00 00 00 33 00 04 80 ....3..? 0010: 2d 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 -....... 0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0028: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0030: 00 00 00 00 28 00 00 00 ....(... 0038: 00 0e 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0040: 28 00 00 7c 9f da 00 00 (..|?Ú.. 0048: 08 00 .. I now have a new 60 GIG IBM 60GXP (perhaps not the best choice, but cheap at $138 at my favorite local storefront) hooked up as a slave with plans to partition it and then turn it into a master boot disk. I will experiment tonight and switch with the VIA IDETool to PIO mode 4 and see what happens. Jack
  8. jsofsky

    Is my 75GXP sick?

    Hey All, This is my second attempt at this post - I hope it only appears once! I have an IBM 45 Gig 75GXP (recently) attached to a Promise Ultra 100 controller. I have always had trouble with prolonged boot times, but recently developed a more serious problem with episodes where hard drive writes completely failed. A warm reset boots to a "boot failure", and a power off reset boots normally to windows. I initially approached the problem with a combination of replacing the cable, dumping the Ultra 100, re-attaching the HD to my ASUS A7Pro onboard IDE controller, upgrading my bios to 1.009 and my chipset 4in1 driver to 4.36. With this intervention, my boot times dropped from 5 minutes to ~1.5 minutes and my frequent event log timeout errors disappeared. EZ SMART has never logged the drive, and IBM's Drive Fitness test has never shown an error, including a 10 iteration exercise session. Nevertheless, today, I again experienced the same delayed write error with the hard drive completely unable (?unwilling) to write. With a warm reset, the bios did not see the HD, although it did see the DVD and CD burners. The process stopped with a boot failure. With another warm reset to DFT, the testing was normal and showed NO ERRORS! Another warm reset after pulling the DFT floppy again resulted in the HD not being seen and the boot process stopping with a boot failure. After a power down reset, Windows booted normally. I just went out and purchased a new drive, but am not completely convinced this is a drive problem. Any suggestions?? Jack