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ECC Error on IBM T40

Got it today on my T40. Ran diagnostics after machine stopped working. Disk-read error ctrl alt del to reboot it said. Of course my backup is obsolete, and all my family photos and stuff will be gone.

Is there anu utility or something that can fix the problem?

Back in the old days when I worked with computers, we har Norton utility, that could fix allmost any hw-problem, but now I'm stuck.....

Pls help.

Dag (Norway)


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  • Dag_Norway Dec 07, 2008


    Takk Ståle (Thanx),

    I borrowed that kind of a converter, but it seemed the cluster errors were so serious that it was not possible to read any data from the disk...

    Thanks anyway !

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Hi Dag!

It could be either a faulty contact (unscrew the screw and try to re-seat the harddrive) or a one or more cluster errors on your harddrive. In that case, remove the harddrive, get yourself a 40-pin IDE-to-USB-converter like this one http://www.netshop.no/aspx/produkt/prdinfovnet.aspx?plid=103475.

This one will do the trick with support for S ATA, IDE (40pin 2.5") and IDE (44pin 3.5").

Then just connect it to another computer and save the files and photos you need into that computer.

Best wishes

Ståle

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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