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Computer rebooting by itself

Postby ambertone on Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:48 am

Hi all, I'm using "Bea" in several computers and have noticed on two machines after doing a shutdown the machine reboots.

On one machine dual booting with Windows XP Mint reboots but Windows does not. This machine is a P4-3.0 on an ASrock Intel 865 based motherboard with current BIOS. The other is a PIII-1266 on Gigabyte GA-6IEML motherboard.

Has anyone else seen this?

Rod
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Postby techne on Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:26 pm

On my experimental computer box, I experienced the random automatic reboot, although more with Windows XP than Linux Mint. I discovered that there is a problem with the box's system memory. To check, insert your Mint LiveCD, and choose the memory test option. If the memory test reports any errors, then you know you have a hardware problem. Generally, Linux (any Linux distribution) is a lot less tolerant of hardware errors than Windows.
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Postby ambertone on Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:16 pm

Thanks for that, I'll give it a try.

Cheers

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Postby ambertone on Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:20 pm

hi there, When booting from the live disk I can't find any memory test option. Where do they hide it?

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Postby ambertone on Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:04 pm

OK, I found the test. It's not on my Mint disc but is on my Ubuntu disk.

It's been running about two and a half hours and bingo, we have a memory error.

Will change the RAM and see how I go.

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