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Old 08-29-2001, 09:49 AM   #1
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HELP!!!! Major issues jsut came up!

OK, I need serious help. A few days ago, my KDE desktop was taking a very long time t load, and once it did, no commands worked.

Well, I got a new hard drive a few days ago, so I decided now may be a good time to reinstall Linux on the new drive anyway. The problem is that once it reboots, various services take a very long time to start, if they do at all, and I still get the same issues with KDE and X as I did.

Does anyone know what could be the cause?

BTW- I also run BeOS and Windows 98, and they are acting funny and kind of slow also.
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not enough memory maybe??????
Old 08-29-2001, 11:53 AM   #3
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well if strange things are happening to the other OS's as well, it would definitely have to be hardware related, maybe bad memory, cables.. etc...
Old 08-29-2001, 01:01 PM   #4
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Bad memory.. all of a sudden? I can not really see how. Although I was inside of the box a few days ago, but I wore an anti-static wrap to protect agasint shock.

Now about the cable... how would that cause issues? But I will try to replace it.

Any other ideas?
Old 08-31-2001, 01:16 PM   #5
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OK, so i loaded Linux back on and reformated / and /usr, but I still get the same issues. However, it does appear to be intermittant. Not everytime do I have an issue.

Do you think it could be a video card issue? We know it is not the hard drives, so it must be something else.
Old 09-02-2001, 07:01 AM   #6
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This would be my approach to it: -if you have the time it is-

Put together a minimal system - consisting of not more than your hdd, an old video card, ...

See if that works -mostly it does

Add all your components one at a time. This should give you a hint on what is causing the troubles. And if the basic system is already screwing up, at least you're down to a few parts.

The problem being intermittant - sounds like some kind of bad contact to me - try replugging all the cords....

Have fun!
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is your CPU fan still functional? An overheated cpu will result in slow performance. Instead of putting everything into a new box, why not pull everything out of the current box except your hdd and video, and then go from there. Any power failures lately that may have hurt your system? Do you overclock your system? How much memory do you have, if you can try with one piece in at a time and see fi you can figure out if it is your memory. I definatly suspect the CPU overheating.


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