View Full Version : Heym installed new Cold Cathode light in case, hard drive quit.
01-14-02, 09:49 PM
I installed my new 12' cold cathode neon light, and my hard drive went nutty about 15 minutes afterwards, I dodn't touch the light near it or anything, it's on the totAL OPPOSITE END OF THE CASE IN FACT, NOW WHENEVER I BOOT UP, MY MONITOR GETS TO THE "VERIFYING dmi pool, AND MY HARD DRIVE STARTS MAKING FUNNY SOUNDS REPEATEDLY, like it's trying to START searching the disk over and over again, but can't ! WHAT'S HAPENED ? !
What's your power supply? Does it still have this problem when you unplug the cathode?
01-14-02, 10:10 PM
unplugged it, still makes funny noise, like it's broken ONLY I KNOW IT CAN'T BE, cause i didn't hit it or anything, what the hell is goin on ! gettin nervous, important data on there..
01-14-02, 11:10 PM
This is very serious, i gotta find a way to at leats know what's wrong "ONCE AGAIN" It's making a funning sound while my monitor say "Verifying DMA POOL" or sumthin, like it's starting to look for information on my HD but keeps starting over, like a skipping record. The light has been plugged in and the hard drive running fine at one point, because I was online, chatting, and listening to music when my CPU went sorta crazy and jumbled and froze up as i was moving the light around in my case. Since I don't think that the light caused some kind of RADIATION or contact problem I went ahead and mounted it in my case the way i wanted it, it still works fine, all fams in my case work fine, cd-row's and floppy work fine, etc. . but hard drive is acting weird as described above, gotta get in there, too much important stuff on there to lose. Please help me! :(
01-15-02, 10:29 AM
You hard drive sounds like its dead or on its way out. The "skipping record" sound is the biggest clue. This wasn't caused by the installation of the cold cathode tube. More than likely just a wild coincidence.
01-15-02, 11:48 AM
If you have another drive (or you might need to buy one anyway),just slave the bad hard drive to the known good drive with a good OS installed. That way you can get to the "impotant stuff".Assuming the FAT table isn't hosed up. I wouldnt use the hard drive untill you slave it to a new one, just in case.
01-15-02, 01:55 PM
sure u didn't drop ur case while installing the light?, cuz if u did that that could have damaged the hd. just a thought.
First back up your DATA. Second there should be a disk diagnostic program that came with the harddrive. If there isn't then you can download it from the manufacturers site. This will diagnose the problem and can give you a code you can use to get an RMA. Hope this helps.
01-16-02, 03:16 PM
Maybe your PSU didn't have enough juice to power everything up. And when you plug the light in, it shorted the whole system and screw something up. If I were you I would back your stuff up asap. Keep the HD unplug until you can get a new one to back it up so you don't kill the HD totally.
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