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Old 05-05-2003, 10:27 AM   #1
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root file system problem (HD?)


I've had a problem for about 3 weeks now. My system would just reboot for no apparent reason at random times.

I was able to let it run in the CMOS diag screen for several days without it rebooting, but whenever I would let it boot Linux, at some point (2 minutes to 2 days), it would do a hard reboot.

Temps are ok, no shutdown alarms set in CMOS, fans are clean and working properly, reseated all boards and connectors.

Welll, last night, when it rebooted on me, it came up with the message that the system had been shut down improperly and would I like it to do a system integraty check. This time I answered 'yes'. It proeceded to test the root file system and when it got to 30.8%, it froze for about 3 seconds and rebooted. I repeated this 5 times. Every time it would get to 30.8% checking the root file system and then do a hard reboot.

I have searched with Google and several forums including this one, and if the answer is out there, I sure can't seem to find it. Before I go in and try things on my own, I would like to hear from the experts as to what you think I should do.

1. What is going on?
2. What do I do at this point to correct the problem?

If you don't know the answer, do you know where I might find the answer or at least ask the questions again.

System: Pentium III, 800Mhz, RH7.3, Matrox 60GB system disk, no windoze stuff whatsoever. The Matrox HD is about 4 months old.

Thanks
 
Old 05-05-2003, 10:43 AM   #2
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It might be a faulty power supply. I remember hearing a similar problem and it was the power supply.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 05:24 PM   #3
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It turned out to be bad memory. I replaced my memory and all the problems disappeared.

So, the next time someone has strange problems like mine, just replace the memory.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 07:08 PM   #4
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I had a memory problem once. The PC would just lock up. Never hear of bad memory cause a pc to reboot. I'll have to remember that. Thanks
 
  


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