[TAG] Fwd: Complete, and I DO mean COMPLETE Crash
ben at linuxgazette.net
Wed Jul 6 23:12:02 MSD 2011
Hi, Brian -
On Wed, Jul 06, 2011 at 07:31:21PM +0200, Brian McLean wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> I thank you all for your help which has been extremely useful. Well, so useful
> the system is up and running again. Besides all the other things I did, I also
> reset BIOS which I believe was probably the underlying problem.
Excellent! You now know more about that part of the boot process than
most self-styled computer technicians out there. :)
> Although not strictly a Linux/OS problem, when doing all my spring cleaning, I
> realised that the ventilator side of the case was against a solid side of the
> desk completely impeding exhaust from the cooling fan.
Um, whoops. Yeah, overheating is probably the worst culprit in computers
overall. Not even so much because it kills them - that's relatively easy
to solve - but because it causes highly erratic, hard to trace problems,
while the machine is overheating and after.
> Although I'm a newbie to Linux, I have been using a PC at home and work since
> before Mr Bill (them at exorbitant) Rates was able to grow much of a beard and
> windows were something you used for spying on your neighbours' wives, and I
> have never had this happen before, if indeed, that was part of the problem.
[grin] Yep, I come from about the same era.
> Once again, thanks a million.
Glad I was able to help!
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