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Who should I send my hard drive to? [closed]

asked 2018-02-10 16:55:13 -0600

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updated 2018-11-04 06:57:17 -0600

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Prove been having a lot of perculier problems with fedora 26 and 27 with a vast variety of programs and I've noticed that the ABRT program isn't detecting any bugs. So I'm beginning to suspect that there's a lot of things that the developers at fedora may not be aware of and I like fedora so I'm willing to give up my hard disks and send them in the mail and just put new ones in my computers. I'm wondering if there is an official I can get in touch with that I can send the hard drives to? Maybey someone @ RedHat? I'm willing to pay for the mail and provide the passwords to all the accounts stored on it and the hard drives are in working order

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What problems are you having? You are extremely vague.

Glenn gravatar imageGlenn ( 2018-02-10 17:30:38 -0600 )edit

Glenn There's a vast list of problems The one I found most interesting is the time last month that PayPal detected a suspicious login in California USA (I'm in Canada) -Chromium browser and firefox freezes system dint trigger ABRT or kerneloop -System freezes in run level 3 with system to ... Watchdog connection refused -Rfkill fails to load at boot sw systemctl -Computer is on with one user logged into gnome and hard disk activity is really high for hours and hours -Cleared all data from history in synced chromium browser but the history on a synced android device that no has chome ...

noobusinghacks gravatar imagenoobusinghacks ( 2018-02-10 18:12:11 -0600 )edit

Cleared all data from history in synced chromium browser but the history on a synced android device that no longer has chrome browser is re appearing several minutes later -BOINC-client isn't connecting to localhost -Boinc-cli is not logging into th clients says "not authorized" -computers freeze's and reboots randomly while I'm in shell - tried to run touch /forcefsck from root and reboot the computer but LOL when the computer boots up and runs fsck the screen fills up with thes error mesg saying drdy err and then drops me in some default mode terminal and I cant boot

noobusinghacks gravatar imagenoobusinghacks ( 2018-02-10 18:12:21 -0600 )edit

Don't send your hard drive containing personal data anywhere!!

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-02-12 10:06:28 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-02-11 05:12:17 -0600

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updated 2018-02-11 05:13:30 -0600

drdy error is a sign of a bad or failing hard disk. There could also be a problem with the SATA cable or the disk controller itself.

Clean the computer of all dust and re-seat cables and memory. See if some of the issues go away. If possible I would replace the disk and re-install the OS, but I wouldn't send the old disk anywhere, at least not yet.

After the OS is installed you can do some more trouble shooting with regard to the other issues you are experiencing.

Maybe you could disconnect from the Internet unless necessary. If you need the Internet then connect, do your thing and disconnect. Do this for a few days and it will minimize the chance of infection by malware etc.

Just a few thoughts...

Oh, and I would contact PayPal directly if I were you.

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the disk was in a used laptop i inherited and the other laptop is still freezing up after installing scientific Linux on a brand new hard drive user forum

noobusinghacks gravatar imagenoobusinghacks ( 2018-02-19 01:03:38 -0600 )edit

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