Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:08 PM
Having an issue with my hard drive freezing up, at the moment I can't get the PC to boot up at all but sometimes it will boot and then freeze with the hard drive light on solid.
First thing i tried was running Seatools Dos (long test) which the drive passed.
Second I swapped the sata cable and changed from port 1 to 3 on the board.
Thirdly i tried wiping the drive and a clean installation of Ubuntu 10.10.
Last I replaced the drive with another i had hanging around (also passed seatools dos long test) and did another clean install of ubuntu 10.10
Nothing has had any effect on the problem, at the moment i'm running the test version of Ubuntu from the CD with no problems, when I try to boot to the installed version i get an error message
[6084,527969] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 534124
the numbers at the beginning and end of the error message change but the body of it is the same everytime.
System is running on an Asus P5N-D motherboard, with Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300@2.50GHz processor and 4Gb of DDR2 ram (I can give you the other system specs if there of any use)
Can anyone suggest anything else I can try before having the motherboard replaced (I'll do most repairs myself but i don't like messing with processors)
Thanks in Advance