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by Neilz
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help, something has really screwed up!
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Help, something has really screwed up!

The honest truth is I have no idea. Turned off one night, then turned on the next day. Only thing I can think of is, I may have turned off the power before the system had shut down properly, but it's just a guess.

I'm suspecting my hard drive might have issues, and considering a whole new build.
by Neilz
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help, something has really screwed up!
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Help, something has really screwed up!

Hi guys. I have a PC which I dual boot into either Mint or Win8.1. One day I shut down, then when I restarted both my Linux and Win users were screwed, I couldn't get either to work properly. With Windows, I eventually managed to fix the issue by creating a new user and transferring all my user data...
by Neilz
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates screwed up my system!
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Updates screwed up my system!

Yes, that command returned 60ish lines of stuff. I know a lot of members here are vehemently opposed to performing a dist-upgrade, but holding back the newer packages and dependencies eventually exhaust the system's capability to run. So cross your fingers and apt dist-upgrade There's no guarantee ...
by Neilz
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates screwed up my system!
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Updates screwed up my system!

Currently I can still get in to the OS and type commands... worse would be if I can't get in at all!

I'm not familiar with the command, that's all, so don't fully understand what it is I'm about to undertake!
by Neilz
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates screwed up my system!
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Updates screwed up my system!

Ok, I'll give it a try - but it definitely won't break the system completely, right?!
by Neilz
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates screwed up my system!
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Updates screwed up my system!

Yes, that command returned 60ish lines of stuff.
by Neilz
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates screwed up my system!
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Updates screwed up my system!

Thanks Rollo151 - I had a read through that thread, and tried the new user solution, but unfortunately it hasn't worked. Strangely, the login screen is fine, everything is normal and as it used to be with a background picture and icons that I can press. But logging in causes the crash and the blank ...
by Neilz
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates screwed up my system!
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Updates screwed up my system!

Had to attach the info as an image, as I'm typing from my other laptop! Thanks.
linux1.jpg
by Neilz
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates screwed up my system!
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Updates screwed up my system!

Hi guys, I've been running a dual boot Linux/Win8.1 system happily for a couple of years, The other day I clicked on the updates button, and now wish I hadn't bothered! System: LinuxMint 17 Qiana, release 3.13.0-24-generic After the updates, all my windows were visually affected - I could see the wi...

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