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How to triage "COMRESET failed" error at startup

asked 2011-11-30 09:11:12 -0500

sgallagh gravatar image

I recently switched my laptop over to using an 80 GB Intel X25-M (generation 1, no TRIM support) solid-state disk.

At kernel boot (before init), I get the following error message: "ATA1: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)"

It appears three times, one at a 10s delay, another at 20s and the last one at 60s. After that, the system boots fine (and very fast!) and everything appears to work fine.

I'd like to know what "COMRESET failed" means and how I can eliminate this 60s lag on startup.

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answered 2013-08-29 16:57:24 -0500

Sanne gravatar image

Just resolved a similar problem: in my case I needed to upgrade the firmware of the SSD drive. I have a Crucial M4 - working perfectly now - but by exploring forums on this subject it seems some Intel ones had the same problem, also resolved with a firmware update.

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answered 2012-04-08 15:37:02 -0500

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answered 2011-11-30 09:46:56 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Unsure what's causing it, but I may have found a workaround:

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