[Lvlug] No more burning for me : A Longshot
Dann S. Washko
Sat, 12 Jan 2002 19:13:14 -0500
I beginning to think it is the burner more than anything. I tried to do a
firmware upgrade but it just wouldn't go.
On Sat, 12 Jan 2002 18:15:37 -0500
"Dann S. Washko" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have most of my important stuff on another disk. Hopefully soon I'll
be> able to get a new disk.
> My burner is a Smart and Friendly drive, and SAF is long out of
> On Sat, 12 Jan 2002 14:32:48 -0500
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Maybe there is a new BIOS update for your drive that does more
> > robust control of the laser. Try the company web site.
> > I'd still bet the burner is trash.
> > ****Get a replacement Hard Disk now*****
> > I had a HD once that got worse with more errors/lockups and
> > then died. Your HD *WILL* die and if you get your
> > data/programs shifted over now, you will save lots of time.
> > I have a nice desk ornament of the inside of a disk. Those
> > platters are sure cool!
> > P.S. I got my LinuxWorldExpo card a while ago. You should try
> > registering as Dann AAwashko next year!
> > Stuart Boreen
> > ---- Original message ----
> > >Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 14:00:42 -0500
> > >From: "Dann S. Washko" <email@example.com>
> > >Subject: [Lvlug] No more burning for me :-<
> > >To: lvlug <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >
> > >I think my burner is hosed. It's been slowly rotting away.
> > I burned 3
> > >coasters today and it no longer reads any cdroms. This is
> > the second
> > >drive in 3 years. I was wondering if there is a simple way
> > to tell if it
> > >is the burner or the ide controller on the motherboard
> > without having to
> > >pull the drive out and set it up in another system.
> > >
> > >The cdrom connected to it works fine.
> > >
> > >My harddisk may be going also. My Windows partition is
> > constantly
> > >complaining about bad sectors, or a bad sector even after a
> > reinstall.
> > >
> > >--
> > >Daniel S. Washko
> > >Lehigh Valley Linux Users Group
> > >www.thelinuxlink.net/lvlinux
> > >get slack (www.slackware.com ) and get happy
> > >
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> Daniel S. Washko
> Lehigh Valley Linux Users Group
> get slack (www.slackware.com ) and get happy
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Daniel S. Washko
Lehigh Valley Linux Users Group
get slack (www.slackware.com ) and get happy