This is in reference to http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q.10044193
I have some new information guys. I have been working nearly around the clock last
week, but when i got home last night I Netscaped around. Upon leaving Netscape,
something BUMPED in the dark.
During the exit, my hard drive was busy and it just switched off and clicked, clicked,
clicked as the drive spun down. This was a first to see for me. It almost seemed like
the SCSI adapter decided to power down right in middle of a write. Damn. In doing
so, the keyboard and screen locked up somewhat...but after hitting CNTL-ALT-DEL,
many times, it finally rebooted. Interestingly during the "SOFT" reboot, the computer
ran through the BIOS and then it hit the Adaptec 1.25 Bios, when it saw the Quantum
XP34300W Windows 95 hard drive on SCSI ID 6, the first SCSI device and boot
SCSI device, the system froze again and failed to get to the other devices. I had to
hard boot....powered off. When the machine went through again, it booted into
Windows 95 successfully. Damn, damn, damn.
Before you answer, I want you to keep in mind two things:
1. I would really prefer to load Win95 again as a last option though reloading
drivers/bios/etc. would be no problem.
2. I leave my computer on most of the time. I don't know about this, but it could
possibly be a heat related thing. I leave my computer case off most of
the time, though the system is dust free. I notice that the drives do give
off some heat, but I wouldn't think enought to shut down as such.
Last night I noticed that Hercules just put out a new BIOS for their Thriller 3D card.
I downloaded it last night (small file) and installed it successfully. I then reinstalled
the Thriller 3D Windows 95 driver. I have the latest versions of everything except
for the Adaptec 2940UW BIOS which is 1.25 instead of 1.33 as it is supposedly
I do have all screen savers and all power management turned off currently. The
problem did start occuring, however, shortly after utilizing the EZ SCSI 4.0
power management software 3 monthes back. Even though it is all turned off
now, things seem to be going bump since then. I still am thinking their could
possibly be some relation between this and the reason why Linux couldn't
load on my other Quantum drive on SCSI ID #5 giving the partition numbers + 10
(hidden) after a successful load of Red Hat 5.0. This is a lot of stuff and truly,
truly, truly appreciate the help!!!!!!