HDD making strange sounds
Hi ! I have a weird hardware problem with my pc. Here is my configuration
IBM i440 BX
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel Pentium III (Katmai) stepping 03
hda: IBM-DPTA-371360, ATA DISK drive
hdb: Maxtor 6Y080L0, ATA DISK drive
blk: queue c03a9d80, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
blk: queue c03a9ebc, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdc: CRD-8400B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdc: Disabling (U)DMA for CRD-8400B
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 26520480 sectors (13578 MB) w/1961KiB Cache, CHS=1650/255/63, UDMA(33)
hdb: attached ide-disk driver.
hdb: host protected area => 1
hdb: 160086528 sectors (81964 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=9964/255/63, UDMA(33)
hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdc: ATAPI 40X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
It is an old dual proc machine with only one proc installed...
It has a primary master - old IBM HDD (ATA 33) and a brand new Primary slave Matrox Diamond Plus (ATA 133 )
Anyway the computer worked fine until a week ago when I installed ATI Radeon 9200 SE and on that same day - I configured XP to use UltraDMA2 for the Maxyor HDD. From then, sometimes when I turn on my PC I hear clicking sounds (like when your hdd shuts down) which are repating fast.
It is important to note that this happens only at boot time or at Windows XP - it NEVER happens in Slackware 9.1
So I suspect that the error is in the way XP uses the hdd -s ? Anyway, a couple of days ago I went back to XP and changed all devices to work in PIO mode and the sound went away... until I 've heard it again at boot time...
I don't know if I should pull out the smaller hdd and leave only the 80 gig one. ? or the grafic card although it works great ? is it ok for an ata33 and ata133 to work on the same bus ?
Sorry for this small book :) Thanks.