So my brand new internal seagate 500gb HD has decided it is going to quit booting up W7 because "the device is busy, a job is pending on /dev/sda2" And was wondering if anyone knows how to cancel this pending job? So w7 can boot up so I can continue on with life.
Can't run in safe mode won't get that far after the the dell BIOS screen everything goes to a black screen with nothing on it until it turns itself off. I can boot it up via other systems such as the ubuntu live cd I'm on now but it won't let me install it to the drive since it still thinks its busy
I had a similar issue where the computer would get past the BIOS screen and then shut down again. My motherboard had gone bad...nothing to do necessarily with the HDD. Try hitting F1 repeatedly at the BIOS screen and see if it will let you into the actual BIOS itself. When there, make sure your boot order is correct. If you can boot from disk, it means that the disk drive and RAM works...you are bypassing the HDD and running the OS off of the storage memory on the disc instead of the actual HDD. Your motherboard might not be totally gone...yet, but if that's the problem, you'll need a new tower soon.