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Cannot run Windows after upgrading Ubuntu

Here is the scenario of my Lenovo 3000 G430 Laptop: System configuration: P4 Dual core T3200 CPU 3GB RAM (1+2 in two slots) 500GB HDD Partition layout for HDD: 170GB Priamry - NTFS (for Windows ...
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All the USB ports on one physical side don't work after suspend

I have a new problem with my Lenovo Edge E545 where, after suspending and resuming, 1 USB-2.0 port and 2 USB-3.0 ports fail to work. They are all the USB ports on the same physical side of the ...
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1answer
24 views

RAM buffer access makes beep/screech

When I execute dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null bs=1G count=1, I hear a curious, very soft- screeching sound (think HD spinup but shorter, softer, and higher pitched) from where I know my RAM is located ...
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56 views

WiFi+BT AR5B22. When starting linux - BT disappears. Disappears at all

I have a problem with my laptop wireless card in linux (xubuntu or kali, you choose). It is a wifi(abgn)+BT4.0 miniPCI-E half module from Atheros. FCC ID is PPD-AR5B22 (wikidevi have info about it: ...
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1answer
95 views

linux boots but windows doesn't

On my computer I have 3 OSs , Ubuntu, W7 and W8. Both Windows won't boot, won't boot into any rescue or safe mode (on W7 it stops after printing loading classpnp.sys, I think I tried every solution ...
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74 views

HDD S.M.A.R.T bad status error

i have two SATA HDD on my computer, one of them (not the one with OS) displays something like this at start up: S.M.A.R.T Bad status backup and replace and after that windows won't come up and F1 ...
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2answers
548 views

DELL PowerEdge - System fatal error during previous boot

My dedicated DELL R710 server (CentOS 6.4) is rebooting by itself and popping up with the following error. Does this mean the box cannot boot, or it kernel panicked during Linux boot up and the ...
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93 views

How to diagnose multiple Linux system failures?

I am having several major problems with my Linux machine: Kubuntu 13.10 (recent clean installl), MSI m'board (AMD Phenom II X3 720; 8Gig RAM), NVidia GeForce GT 630 video card (using kernel module ...
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202 views

Test laptop hardware condition on linux [closed]

I am going to buy a used laptop and I need to be sure if it has any issues. It will run windows. I am a linux user, so I want to run some tests with live cd. I can test in windows but Linux is ...
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1answer
120 views

System Interrupts are killing my Laptop

I have a Dell XPS 15 Laptop which had started overheating and shutting down. I had opened it up to clean it, which stopped the overheating. and after putting it back, 2 USB ports didn't work properly ...
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1answer
93 views

How to determine which partition has badblocks?

I have the following device: Model Family: Western Digital Caviar Green (AF) Device Model: WDC WD15EARS-00MVWB0 Serial Number: WD-WCAZA3607921 LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 2b01eac3e Firmware ...
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where are the “ipmi sel” entries parameter descriptions?

In order to troubleshoot a possible hardware issue I have installed ipmitools on my server and am doing queries for info related to poweron/poweroffs, hardware added/removed/status. I am trying to ...
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1answer
36 views

I suspect that my HDD is causing hardlocks, as all other components have been replaced. How can I check this theory and solve the potential cause?

I have had this problem over quite a while now, thorough multiple Linux kernel versions and distributions, as well as replacement of all components, aside from my main HDD - RAM, GPU(twice), mother ...
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316 views

Input/Output error while playing video

I am using Linux Mint 15. Nowadays I am getting Input/Output error while watching movies. Sometimes when I copy/paste, I get the same error. What should I do? I have a laptop so unable to check inside ...
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1answer
149 views

Can a 'good' scratch cause RAM to become useless?

Can a 'good' scratch cause RAM to become useless? I know it depends on where, so here's a picture: (NOTE: The picture is used only for the sake of clarity, and is in no way identical to mine; for ...
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1answer
590 views

Arch Linux: USB mouse fails after an hour of running

I have just installed Arch Linux with kernel version 3.9.5-1. While running xorg (in particular, XMonad), my Microsoft optical USB mouse fails (stops sending movements) after a length of time, every ...
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335 views

Why is a failing hard disk slow?

From my currently failing hard drive, I know that I'm erasing it with a write speed of around 300kB/s cause of at least of few bad sectors I'm curious about what exactly causes this slow write speed? ...
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1answer
309 views

Restore MBR on bad HHD after MBR erase

So here is my (kind of) bad situation. I have this ~640GB Seagate 2.5' HDD. It's and old HDD I was using and it has a lot of important personal data. It used to have a MBR and some Linux partitions, ...
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1answer
256 views

How to reroute sound from one hardware output to another using software?

My notebook had some champagne spilt on it a long time ago. As a result of this disaster the internal speakers went silent and don't make any sound, so I was forced to use external speakers via ...
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265 views

Can this USB3 behaviour be anything else than a hardware failure?

While my motherboard is half a year old now (ASUS M5A99X EVO), I only recently made use of the USB3 boards (after purchase of USB3 external harddrive). However, I am encountering issues. I am running ...
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112 views

HD read error while booting Linux

I have been dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop since the past 3 years and all was working fine until I started getting logs like ata1.00: status: { DRDY ERR } ata1.00: error: { UNC } ...
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195 views

What would happen if the temperature of my computer kept rising?

I've seen a lot of posts about how the maximum temperature of a CPU is somewhere around 100°C, and then the computer will shut down to prevent damage. But what would happen if all of the fans for a ...
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1answer
235 views

How to access NTFS partition and erase files on clicking hard drive (part-success)

Had a new laptop for 4 days and when turned on today, the hard drive (Hitachi) was clicking (hardware fault) and Windows won't load: "0xc00000e9 error - hardware fault". Definitely not dropped the ...
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430 views

Resume interrupted multiple-file disk images created with dd?

This is the effort to recover a failed hard drive containing several important research works. To sum up: with the method I tried (described below) I could not resume failed multiple images created ...
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1answer
828 views

Reading SMART Data - possible drive failure?

First time trying to make heads and tails out of this. I just wonder if the drive is bad on this server? Just things seem so slow when compiling and running simple tasks(things hang). Like the load ...
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1answer
706 views

Weird RAM Upgrade Experience

I have a laptop, HP EliteBook 8540p having originally 4GB RAM and I've recently bought Corsair Value Select SO-DIMM 16 Go (2x 8 Go) DDR3 1333 MHz. It fits the required RAM specifications perfectly, ...
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641 views

Fsck says read block too short

Yesterday I left my Ubuntu laptop alone for a bit, and the power cable got knocked out, so the computer got shut down. Upon starting it up, it insisted on running fsck, which failed, asking me to run ...
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1answer
561 views

Replace failing hard drive on Linux server

I'm working with a Linux server with a failing drive, and am interested in the best/easiest way to transfer the existing data onto a new drive, and reboot with the new hardware. The server is running ...
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3answers
668 views

How will single-bit memory error affect Linux?

I'm rebuilding a three-year-old AMD Athlon 5000 system which has an "ASRock NF7G-FullHD" motherboard with 4 memory slots, labeled "DDR2 800", said to have RAM capacity 8GB total. Besides 550W PS and ...
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2answers
487 views

Why is my magnetic hard drive exceedingly slow?

Writes to my WD Caviar Green 2TB hard drive are exceedingly slow. When dpkg is setting up packages atop reports speeds of between 0.5 and 1 MB/s. AHCI is enabled in my bios. I bought the drive new. ...
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1answer
567 views

No space left on device with encrypted disk that takes all space

I use Ubuntu 11.04. There's no space left on device. I have encrypted the disk that takes up space (maybe it's good to disable it, but I don't know how). In shell, I get this message: No space ...
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2k views

ArchLinux - system hangs and becomes unresponsive

I have been having issues with a particular laptop for several weeks. Another one with the same OS and updates is running fine (so I am thinking this is a hardware issue). The system appears to hang ...
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3answers
228 views

Can't launch any Linux on hi-end hardware? [closed]

there a tough one: I've bought a new computer with the following configuration: ASUS Rampage III Extreme Core i7 950 ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 560 KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3 3x4GB HAF 922 OCZ ...
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1answer
99 views

Recurring HDD failures

My Debian linux home computer has 3 HDDs : - 1 for my Debian installation (primary 250GB HDD) using EXT4 - another for Windows (rarely used) - another which is a clone of the Debian one and is used ...
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3answers
1k views

Machine check exception - how to read and understand it?

My computer acts strange - sometimes reboots spontanousely, sometimes does not want to boot. When I isse command "mcelog", I receive such info: HARDWARE ERROR. This is *NOT* a software problem! ...
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Does the order in the slots of memory modules matter/ MemTest

In a new PC I had constantly BSoD. I tracked it down to bad memory modules and took them back to the shop. Specifically the RAM was Corsair. Anyway they said they will do test on memory to confirm. ...
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1answer
178 views

My touchpad is unresponsive; is it dying?

The touchpad on my laptop appears to be no longer functioning. I typically use an external keyboard and mouse, so I didn't notice the problem until I tried to use the touchpad. I'm running Gentoo ...
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2answers
1k views

Checking hardware status on Linux

Is there a Linux tool to check hardware boards status? In Windows you have the hardware dialog which shows you lines like "your hardware is working properly" (I don't have the English version so the ...
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519 views

How to diagnose computer freezing problem

I have a laptop (a Medion from Aldi) that tends to hang quite often - so often, in fact, that several attempts to install Windows XP or Ubuntu on it have all failed. However, I am able to boot and ...