Debian Box Dying.
I am running Debian 6.0. System is an AMD Athlon dual core processor on an ASRock N68C-GS UCC motherboard, 4 gig ram, 500 gig hd.
I have had it for a few months and it has never been right. It has recently taken a turn for the worst locking up after running for only a few minutes.
I swapped in a different hard drive with the same results.
It appears to be running but when I try to open an app in Gnome it says "Could not launch menu item, Failed to execute child process... (input/output error)"
Also, if I go to a terminal console and try to log on it just does nothing but grind for a bit and then go back to the prompt.
I can not even log out, have to power down.
Where should I start in trying to isolate this problem?
When I restart I can get into a console and check /var/log/messages, etc.