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Quick question, think harddrive is dead can someone confirm?


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#1 DrPips

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:23 AM

Hi All,

I think the hard drive on my laptop is dead. I got a BSOD yesterday, then when I tried to restart I got the following message:

Broadcom undi pxe-2.1 v11.4.1
Copyright stuff

Broadcom base code pxe-2.1 v1.1.0
Copyright stuff
Pxe-e61:media test failure, check cable
Pxe-m0f: exiting Broadcom pxe Rom
Operating system not found.

Booted with my Ubunutu CD, and although it can see the hard drive, it doesn't look useable.

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

/dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table

I think the drive is dead, from that but would appreciate a second opinion.

Thanks,

Dom

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:34 AM

Hi Dom, do you know what the manufacturer of your hard drive is? If you do you can use the manufacturer's diagnostic tool to check if the hard drive is dead.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:49 AM

It's western digital. Is there a linux version of the diagnostic? Do you know where I can find it?

Dom

Ignore me, I'm being a cretin, just seen your link.

Edited by DrPips, 26 July 2011 - 06:53 AM.


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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:53 AM

DrPips,

Go here select the hard drive you own. And download the bootable version of the WD Diagnostics. Boot into the CD and run it. See what it reports back.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:55 AM

I don't think there is for Linux, try Brendan's suggestion.

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#6 DrPips

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:18 AM

How can I create a boot CD in Ubuntu? I'm using the Ubuntu live CD and only have 1 drive. Is it possible?

Thanks,

Dom

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 04:58 PM

It is I think, I'll ask my Linux mate today and post it up later today.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:54 AM

Any joy?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:06 PM

How to create a Data Lifeguard bood cd
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:53 PM

Broadcom base code pxe-2.1 v1.1.0
Copyright stuff
Pxe-e61:media test failure, check cable
Pxe-m0f: exiting Broadcom pxe Rom
Operating system not found.


The above indicates that your BIOS has defaulted to Windows install settings...it's trying to boot via your network. This can happen for varying reasons, but I find that it happened to me when I needed to replace the CMOS battery...a weak/dead battery screws up the system configuration settings.

Louis




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