[Novalug] Diagnostics Needed
igor_birman at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 5 20:28:33 EST 2006
Try running the computer off a Knoppix CD and let it run for a while. If everything works ok, then your problem is likely the hard disk. If things go bad, then you have other issues.
You can run memtest86 off the Ultimate Boot CD: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
"Roger W. Broseus" <roger at just.net> wrote: I have an abandoned HP Pavillion ze5300 . . . abandoned by my daughter
after I resurrected it from the dead only to have it crap-out again. (I
had recovered files using Knoppix and re-installed Win for her - DON'T ASK
why.) HP used desktop components in an effort to get perfomance and got
heat: the beast has TWO fans.
In any event, I suspect the HD and am interested in Linux-based
diagnostics - I managed to re-partition and install a Linux distro. I'm
not sure what the problem is: I suspect the HD as there were corrupt files
on it but that could be due to shutdowns. Maybe memory? Heat just causes
it to crap-out (e.g., the processor).
If I can determine that the PC is likely to run OK w/ Linux, then I'll
invest some more effort.
Thanks in advance.
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