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Thread: Mazda MP3 Project part II

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    Quote Originally Posted by popi79 View Post
    In my years of experience dealing with computers I have had the experience that hard drives that are mounted vertical tend to fail faster than horizontal ones, this can be due to ball bearing having to deal with gravity and taking in consideration that this drive is going to be subjected to constant movement and vibrations its worth taking a look to the mounting position of it, again this is my own experience and I haven't researched for specific data...

    Otherwise thumbs up looks great...


    Cheers.
    Thanks for the heads-up on that! I will re-mount it a little later. I just picked up some round IDE cables from Fry's. I will also be adding that.
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    I think I may have just figured out my rebooting issue...

    Looks like I have the hard drive plugged into the secondary IDE port, and the DVD drive plugged into the Primary...WTF? Correcting, remounting the HD horizontal, and then testing. Standby.
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    I need help with the following issue: 2.5 inch laptop Hard Drive Mounting Screws
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxRacr View Post
    I think I may have just figured out my rebooting issue...

    Looks like I have the hard drive plugged into the secondary IDE port, and the DVD drive plugged into the Primary...WTF? Correcting, remounting the HD horizontal, and then testing. Standby.
    Ok, I don't know what to do. It keeps getting to the windows logo, and then reboots....again, and again. I've unplugged all USB devices, and it still does the same thing. I put in a PS/2 keyboard, and that keyboard worked, but the USB keyboard wass not working. What gives? Please help!
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    G/L Isolater

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    I have a ground loop isolator, but where is the best place to install it?
    I assume you have no room to install it in the glove box...how about behind the radio?

    Can you boot in safe mode by pressing F8 at startup?

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    There is no radio, only an amp. I am just trying to find out what the best place to install it is. I haven't tried F8 yet.
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    I ended up being able to do a recovery install. At first, it wasn't an option, but then I went to the console, and did away with the boot.ini. When it rebooted, I had given up, and was going to do a brand new install, and low and behold, the option for recovery was there! After I got the system up, the USB hub would be powerd up. The keyboard is enabled in the BIOS, and works until windows fully loads to the welcome screen, and then I saw the hub deactivate. I had to plug in a PS/2 keyboard, and then break out of the hibernation, to a fresh boot. When Windows came up, it found all my USB devices, and all was well with the world! Now all I have to do is figure out my ground loop/altenator whine issues.
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    Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxRacr View Post
    I ended up being able to do a recovery install. At first, it wasn't an option, but then I went to the console, and did away with the boot.ini. When it rebooted, I had given up, and was going to do a brand new install, and low and behold, the option for recovery was there! After I got the system up, the USB hub would be powerd up. The keyboard is enabled in the BIOS, and works until windows fully loads to the welcome screen, and then I saw the hub deactivate. I had to plug in a PS/2 keyboard, and then break out of the hibernation, to a fresh boot. When Windows came up, it found all my USB devices, and all was well with the world! Now all I have to do is figure out my ground loop/altenator whine issues.
    Good, the next thing I was going to tell you to try was to recover windows...might wanna run a scandisk on that drive. Boot sectors don't just disappear for no reason.

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    It can now be officially called an mp3... or a wma... or an avi... or mpg.... etc ;]

    good job
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    I think it was a hardware change that did me in. I destroyed the boot.ini file on purpose, so I could recover.
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