Michael A. Turner
mturner at whro.org
Thu Mar 28 08:36:34 CST 2002
This is spooky, I have a mail server right now that has a bad CD-rom
in it that is causing problems, filling the logs with error messages and
slowing the system. I have to come in over the weekend to fix it. I thought
I was the only one this happens to.
Michael A. Turner
michael.turner at whro.org
From: William S. [mailto:wilby98 at yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 2:22 AM
To: geeks at sunhelp.org
Subject: Re: [geeks] Argh.
Strange coincidence: My CD-ROM on the pc I use decided not
to work yesterday. It had been working intermittently over
the past several years but I never really used it much
so I did not feel compelled to replace it. I think it is
probably a problem with the connector because if I
jiggle it, there is some activity. For now, I just unplugged
the cables and the Bios goes through fine and the system
boot stops hanging.
Good luck, Josh.
On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 10:43:15PM -0500, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
> I'm sick. I wasted several hours this evening on that infernal Netgear.
> I'm trying to finish homework due first thing in the morning, using
> only software (the option is use the damn software or take an F in the
> And my bloody windows machines goes south. Apparently the CD-ROM, the
> good one I have ('cept for the plextor from Mike N), died. I was keyed to
> there being a problem by the lack of CD icon when I needed to get a file
> of a CD. And now when I went to reboot it won't get past the Bios testing
> the drives. This drive was working last night. Darn it, darn it, darn
> Now I have to pull this stupid machine out of the stack and open it up and
> hope it is a simple fix. Otherwise I'm screwed.
> The software was a one time install from web thing. If I want it on a
> different machine, I have to cough up more money.
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