Problem booting on Dell Inspiron

I’ve had openSUSE 11.3 (32-bit, KDE) running for some time now, but it hangs at boot-up after starting the HAL Daemon. When starting in Failsafe mode, it displays an endless list of error messages such as:

ata1.00: status: {DRDY ERR }
ata1.00: error: { UNC }
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda1] Unhandled sense code
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda1] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda1] Sense Key : Medium Error [current] [descriptor]

etc, etc, etc. I would post the whole thing, but, as it happens at boot, it’s a little hard to copy & paste. It continues to report new errors (each line begins with a floating-point number in square brackets such as 85.47377324], and has gotten as high as 4000+ before I turned it off) and never seems to finish/boot.

I’ve seen a lot of people with similar error messages, but not at boot time, and no solution I’ve found seems to work. Any help would be appreciated.


Can a moderator close this thread, it is a duplicate of this one : Booting Error