[clug-talk] Laptop woes ?
linux at benneb.ca
Wed Mar 5 13:01:48 PST 2008
If the intermittent boot problem is happening after usage, try a really good
cleaning. This sounds similar to what a friend had happen to them and a good
cleaning appeared to have resolved it.
On Wednesday 05 March 2008 13:52, Greg King wrote:
> Hi list,
> My laptop has been acting up lately - intermittently refusing to boot, so I
> replaced the hard drive and spent most of a day rebuilding it only to end up
> in the same situation. Kubuntu hung during install. Windows installed and
> seemed to work for a while until BSOD and now won't boot either.
> Diagnostics for the new and old HDD seem to work fine, so I'm thinking there
> is something in the controller or motherboard that intermittently fails.
> Is something like that worth fixing (ie <$100), or is the laptop now a
> paperweight? Could there be another cause of intermittent disk corruption?
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