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Superspinning during bootup?
Superspinning during bootup? –
Problem: With 48bit patched version of HDAdvance my drive spins like crazy to the point of vibrating/shaking loudly! Sounds like a vaccuum cleaner.
Software: patched 48bit HDAdvance on CD (also happens with HDLoader)
Burned several different media brands. It will sometimes give a disc read error. When the drive eventually comes down to reasonable speed and Browser appears then the HDAdvance will sometimes boot.
Kicker: put original HDadvance CDR (non 48bit) and always always boots properly and quietly.
You forgot to include the primary fact concerning any HDD misbehaviour:
The brand and precise model of the HDD itself...
Since many others use the same software without problems, it almost has to be partly dependent on the drive. That's not saying that the drive is faulty, but only that it may have needs that most drives don't. (eg: some init access at startup)
It could even be some jumper setting that is incorrect, who knows ?
The point is that without knowing the brand and model of the drive it will be impossible for anyone to give you a definite answer, even if it is known to one of us.
Edit: Of course, it could just be a mispatched ELF file, but hopefully you have doublechecked that yourself...!?!
Best regards: dlanor
Last edited by dlanor; 11-16-2004 at 11:51 AM.
Thanks for the reply. I'm using a WD200 GB with the jumper on CS as recommended on the HD compatibility list.
I excluded the HD specs since the only thing different between 'superspin' and normal is the 48bit patch. Does HDAdvance/Loader not initialize the HD after loading into memory? I hear the HD initializing after my splash screen appears. Maybe it is my drive and there is software to force spinup on powerup.
I might just go back to using it with 28bit. It's scary listening to my disc drive spinning like this.
When I burn the patched files back onto CDR do I need any special parameters. I used default data setting since I read it on a 'guide' elsewhere in the net.
I get the same "superspin" sometimes. I think its the laser trying to find data to read on the disk and it can't. I also think that it is because the files are near the center of the disk. Maybe you should try putting a couple of dummy files first then the required hdl files.
My retail 40GB PS2 HDD seems to "superspin" also, I just figured this was normal. It only does it with some images though. I can't see it or hear it vibrating, but if I place my hand on it, I can feel it bucking.
Edit: Using retail HDAdvance 2.0
sometimes i get that too....although it's always been from the hard drive not being screwed into the network adapter tight enough. if i tighten the screws, it goes away. (shrug). try that.
Thank You anigamer! I did exactly what you suggested and it works without superspinning again. Happy again