[clug-talk] Random computer crashing

bogi khangyi at shaw.ca
Mon May 8 22:54:32 PDT 2006


Try AcidRip with dependencies under linux. Plus install libdvdcss2 to get the 
regional code thing done properly. Also look at ffmpeg , oggtools , ogg, 
vorbis, and lame to get some decent avi with ogg or mp3 codecs.
Cheers
Szemir

On May 8, 2006 23:48, Mitchell Brown wrote:
> Okay, the full 5-stage CHKDSK just finished. Found 0 problems. Argh.
> I could try reformatting the drive and doing a NTFS Full this time - but
> I'd probably just be wasting my time.
> If it is faulty memory or a PSU, why would reformatting the partition with
> Linux make a difference to the Windows installer O_o
>
> I'm at a loss here. This is very frustrating for me and my mom wants this
> video ripped asap.
>
> What would you guys do in my situation?
>
> On 5/8/06, Dave Watkins - CLUG <President at clug.ca> wrote:
> > Hi Mitchell,
> >
> > Try swapping out the memory with known good stuff. XP seems to have an
> > innate ability to sniff out flakey memory. You might try another power
> > supply also. Just put 2 boxes side by side and use the other's power
> > supply.
> > Saves having to pull the supply out.
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Dave Watkins
> > President
> > Calgary Linux Users Group
> >
> > W: www.clug.ca
> > E: president at clug.ca
> > V: 403.701.5746
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mitchell Brown [mailto:mbgb14 at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 11:08 PM
> > To: CLUG General; pclinuxos at pclinuxonline.com;
> > kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> > Subject: [clug-talk] Random computer crashing
> >
> > Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help --
> >
> > Today I had to reinstall "that other operating system" on my dads
> > computer.
> > Now, whenever the XP Setup got about half way through "Copying files to
> > your
> > hard disk" the computers PC-Speaker made a disgusting croak noise and
> > died solemly. Like, the entire machine just went a cold shutdown like
> > someone hit
> > the powerbar. Now, I tried my legit copy of XP, my pirated copy,
> > everything.
> > Nothing worked. Finally, I decided to boot onto my PCLinuxOS livecd and
> > wipe
> > out the partitions that way instead of using WinXP-Setups' built-in
> > watered
> > down partitioner. Everything worked, the install worked, no more dying,
> > nothing. Just worked. I figured that the Windows partitioner was having
> > trouble creating the filesystem properly, right?
> >
> > Well, now, here I am at the machine, and all of a sudden, it croaks, and
> > dies again! Right in the middle of a huge video-rip. Sounds intense, but
> > for
> > this machine, its not really. Now, right away I think, "Oh, I'm
> > overloading
> > it" - well, not the case, because the WinXP-Setup would always die in the
> > exact same place. So that's kind of a coincidence.
> >
> > So does anyone know what this is? The sound the PC Speaker makes is kind
> > of
> > a loud-low note, then fades out and the machine dies.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > --
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