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Hey everyone, I just had a few questions regarding an incident that happended a few days ago. I booted into my SuSE 9.3 Distro and began doing some other things ...
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    Have a Hard Disk problem


    Hey everyone,

    I just had a few questions regarding an incident that happended a few days ago.
    I booted into my SuSE 9.3 Distro and began doing some other things for a while. I came back and found my gnome session to be frozen. I waited a few minutes and tried multiple times to get it to react, but to no avail. I was forced to reboot and on doing so, the computer was unable to detect my hard disk. I was wondering if there is someway I can fix this or if my hard disk is screwed. If it is the latter option I would like to know how it came to be that way and how I can prevent it in the future. I am open to questions and sugguestions. Thanks.

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    the computer was unable to detect my hard disk
    Are you saying that the BIOS does not see it?

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    yeah that's about all the info I got unless you have more specific questions.

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    Open your box, remove the harddrive. Fire up the computer, go into bios, load the default settings and shut it down again. Plug the harddrive in again and go into bios again. Does it detect the drive now? That procedure helped me on an old laptop several times, whose bios was rather flaky at harddisk detection.

    If it works, boot up the system and check /var/log/messages. Are there any errors or other unusual things reported?
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    Didn't work (I tried it already.). My BIOS has always been fast and I've never had trouble with the board or any ofg the other hardware in my box.

    I thought I would give you my specs in case you need them:
    I have an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ processor , a Gibabyte motherboard with all the usual stuff, a 80 GB Western Digital internal Hard Disk, and a generic brand case.

    I hope that helps. thanks for the suggestions.

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