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Old 07-31-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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harddrive maintanance-i think

Well, here it goes....

I went on a holiday about 3 weeks ago and came back yesterday. My computer was not on, but it was plugged in. When I left, it was working like a charm.
When I came back yesterday, it froze (in linux!) with an uptime of like... i dunno 1.5 hours. I resetted it and left it to work on something, and went to sleep.
I woke up after 4 hours and saw the welcome screen, so I go to check the consoles, and no tty was logged in, so I presume it resetted again.
When I checked the filesystem integrity (you know, on startup you say yes) it produced an error and said ***RESET LINUX*** or something and threw me into a console in which i was to repair the filesystem.
Only I didn't know how.

Can you guys help me out in pointing out the problem and eradicating it?
[i have broadband so i can download anything that I would need, if it's any help]

----hardware specs----
processor: PIII 600 MHz coppermine
motherboard: Intel, i dunno which model, and I don;t think it's important
GFX card: Geforce 4 4200 Ti
memory: 448 MB SDRAM (256+128+64)
HD: 120GB 7200rpm WD1200 (western digital), 10GB 5400rpm
ethernet card
soundblaster Live!



EDIT: I figured that noone is answering the question, so i'm gonna ask you to either answer that ^^, or give me some advice on repairing my HD integrity, for instance, what program I should use

Thx anyway.

Last edited by atom; 07-31-2004 at 11:33 PM.
Old 08-01-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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while you were gone, were there any electrical storms??

a light'ning bolt may have hit a power pole or phone switching box and
sent the current thru your house lines.............

you may have bad RAM too..........
Old 08-01-2004, 01:16 AM   #3
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well, i entertrained the notion, but, as far as I'm told, there weren't. ram is ok, i think the HD is a little screwed up. I'm gonna have to take a look at that...


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