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  • It appears that the IDE controller (or the kernel, talking to the IDE controller) completely dies, with many 'lost interrupt' messages on the console for three of the four drives in the machine.

    I saw this once. So, I bought a PCI controller to replace the one built in on the mobo. Didn't help, because it was a bad hard drive. It gets worse, much worse if you have the hard drive as part of a RAID.

    What is happening is that some blocks on the drive are failing, and it takes the drive so long to remap that i