On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 09:13:39 +0100, Mark Blunden <mark@NOSPAMmarkdb.fsnet.co.uk>
wrote the following to uk.comp.misc:
> My PC was working just fine up until I shut it down yesterday morning. In
> the evening when I switched it on, my C: drive would do nothing but emit low
> grinding noises - "grn-grn-grn-grn....grn-grn-grn-grn". It's an IBM Deskstar
> 60GB model, a standard ATA/IDE drive, probably about 3-4 years old now.
The infamous IBM Deathstar. It's quite a well known problem and is one of
the reasons IBM decided to hive off HD development to Hitachi. You can get a
firmware upgrade from
although it might be too late. It's probably also too late to get it
repaired under warranty. There are quite a few articles online if you Google
for "IBM Deathstar".
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