Random system crash 18.2

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Random system crash 18.2

Post by adeswas » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:52 pm

Hey folks. I wouldn't say I'm a complete noob, but I'm no coder, either. I really like Mint (have tried several distros--I'm running Manjaro on another computer as a comparison). I currently dual boot 18.2 with windows. My current system is:

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a@a-notebook-mint ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: a-notebook-mint Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.3 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: Acer product: Aspire V3-112P v: V1.16
           Mobo: Acer model: R2 v: Type2 - A01 Board Version
           Bios: Insyde v: V1.16 date: 10/20/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Celeron N2940 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 14643
           clock speeds: max: 2249 MHz 1: 1077 MHz 2: 1184 MHz 3: 929 MHz
           4: 1028 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.06hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 1000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (8.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 500.1GB temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 212G used: 31G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.46GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 230 Uptime: 26 min Memory: 1508.8/7865.7MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
a@a-notebook-mint ~ $ 
At random points (usually when I'm just ready to save) the system becomes completely unresponsive. No inputs are accepted. Only option is hard reboot.

Here's the zinger...when I reboot, grub is wiped and windows automatically loads. When I enter the boot options in bios, the EFI grub loader is put down to fourth position and windows loader is first. Huh? I reposition the grub loader back to first and grub menu comes back.

Two problems. The crashing...becoming a deal breaker, and the boot loader issue after restart. Any ideas?
Thanks for your anticipated replies.
Last edited by JeremyB on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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