srst failed errno 16
I booted up an Ubuntu machine and got this “srst failed errno 16″ error today. There was no raided harddrive, so I thought I was doomed. The machine was very quiet, checkdisk never finished, and I was starting to worry I’d never get my data back.
It did allow me to go into recovery mode when booting Ubuntu, so I knew my data was at least obtainable. I still couldn’t boot normally though, so something had to be done. Fortunately, I opened up the case, and unplugged the two CD drives, and switched the power and SATA cables into the harddrive. When I rebooted, things went fine!