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Hard drive not spinning up.
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pumpkinapo
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Jan 22, 2002, 10:04 AM
 
I'm hoping someone out there can assist me with my problem. Sometimes when I am rebooting into X from 9 my harddrive spins down and doesn't spin back up. I then get a beep from my computer (probably telling me it can't find the HD). This only occurs when rebooting from 9 into X not X into 9.

I have a 450MHz G4 Cube, 768MB and a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 60GB HD.

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Peter Leing
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Jan 22, 2002, 11:16 AM
 
Originally posted by pumpkinapo:
I have a 450MHz G4 Cube, 768MB and a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 60GB HD.

Thanks.[/QB]
I have a similar problem when booting up into X. My second HD (Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 30GB) won't spin up for about 1 minute so the whole system waits (spinning beach ball in the upper left corner) until the drive spins up. Booting up into 9 does not have the same problem. I am guessing now that the modem freeze problem and the hard drive spin-up and freeze problem are related--maybe an Open Firmware bug on the X side?
     
   
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