I have been having this problem with Hardy on both of my computers, a Toshiba Satellite M20 and my Athlon 64 3700+ (socket 939) on a MSI K8N-SLI motherboard using SATA hard drives; after being in use for an indiscriminate amount of time, Hardy seems to lose the hard drive (the primary that the OS is installed on). It loses read/write support and shortly after everything locks up as it tries to read from the drive. First sign is often Pidgin telling me that my new conversation can't be logged or an inability to open programs that aren't already loaded into the ram. This problem was not present at all on 7.04, and both of the computers have a fresh Heron install.

I've spent the last couple hours (through a few reboots) looking on the forums and couldn't find any problem like mine. Has anybody else had this problem, and if so are there any solutions you know of? I really would like to have Hardy working properly, as everything else seems to be working just fine here on the desktop aside from that.

Thanks a lot