9.0-RELEASE amd64 Bricked My Hard Drive

Al Plant noc at hdk5.net
Fri Jan 6 20:14:44 UTC 2012

Waitman Gobble wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 3:21 AM, Bill Tillman <btillman99 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I had been running a similar computer with Windows XP with it. The
>> drive was working fine a few moments before I did the install. I have
>> a utility to test hard drives which boots from CD but like I said, when
>> this drive is on a cable connected to any machine, booting is a
>> non-option. I have an old IDE controller but it's ISA and I have
>> not ISA slots on this computer. Looks like I may have to try the USB
>> drive boot option to get on with this rescue.
> Weirdness.. ok, i was wondering - you said you installed an old drive to
> check it out, and I was thinking  hmm 80gb, maybe setting on the shelf for
> a decade :)
> I do recall having a similar issue with a drive, but it was years and years
> ago- my memory hazed, and not necessarily (probably not) related to FreeBSD
> install. If you aren't getting POST then it sounds hardware related to me.
> Good Luck,
> Waitman
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I had this happen with using [Cable Select] on an 80G ISA drive jumper 
and after I switched to [Master] it worked fine. In any case it does 
sound like hardware. Try switching the cable. It may be broken.


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