Hard drive size limit


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Is there a limit to the size of hard drive that DBAN can clean? I am trying to clean 160 GB Raid 1 drives on a Dell Dimension 8400 PC (3.4 GHz P4 processor). After almost 3 hours of running I received an error (unforunately I didn't write the error down). I rebooted and it's been running now for almost an hour and has reached 15%, round 1 of 1, pass 1 of 3.

It just failed again after about 90 minutes

The data on the screen reads:
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<c012a3db>] Not tainted
eax: f7cfe274 ebx: 00000001 ecx: c03d3000 edx: 00001fe9
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process swapper (pid: 0, stackpage=c032d000
Stack: co1ab11a cee70de0 00000001 f7cfe274 f7cf8c00 00000a00 00000001 c03d3000
c01ab401 f7cf8c00 00000001 00000009 00000001 00000001 c032df34 00000050
00000000 f7cf8cb8 f7cfe274 00000080 00000000 00000001 00000080 00000080
Call Trace [<c01ab11a>] [<c01ab401>] [<c026cbbe>] [<c01a615e>] [<c01a6039>]
[<c0114d4d>] [<c0114c98>] [<c0114aee>] [<c0109494>] [<c01069e6>] [<c0105000>]
[<c010b4a0>] [<c01069e6>] [<c0105000>] [<c0106a09>] [<c0106a61>]
Code: 0f ba 6b 18 00 eb 04 0f b3 43 18 89 d8 e8 3f ff ff ff ff 4b
<0>Kernel panic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
In interrupt handler - not syncing

Hope I entered all of that correctly.

Thanks for the verbose information. It helps.

This is usually caused by bad memory. Run the diagnostic from http://www.memtest.org/ on this computer.

The wipe may finish if you disable verification by pushing "v" at the blue interactive screen. Wipe this disk in another computer if possible.

Want to make sure I understand your instruction on entering the "v". Is this after I've entered autonuke?