srst failed errno 16

Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Operating Systems, Ubuntu | 0 comments

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!

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