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This is a crazy problem for sure. I don't believe that 60C is hot enough to make the computer forcefully shutdown to prevent damage, so in my point of view, I don't believe overheating is the issue. After reading things from other forums, here are a few things you can try. Reset/clear the CMOS by removing it for 10 seconds in case something in the BIOS ...


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UPDATE: I cracked the 2 second problem! There may be several factors contributing to this... Some recommended solutions are: Clean your laptop... Few people seem to realize this but dust can actually cause really major problems. Also, try it with a cooling pad beneath it and see any results... Open the case up and use a blower or a compressed air can ...


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I had the same problem on a Dell desktop. I could still see the windows symbol and then it went black (with the mouse cursor still visible). First you need to get into repair mode. The only way I found is to unplug the power cord while windows is loading (on a laptop you should remove the battery). The next time it will try to repair and give you ...


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Since the problem arrives in both Windows and Linux, and now even during the POST, it is most likely a hardware problem. If the computer is still under warranty, the best solution is to use that immediately, because too many manipulations may void that warranty. If the warranty has elapsed, the possibilities for failing parts are endless, but in my opinion ...


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There are several factors here. These are very big drives. There's a good reason it's generally recommended not to use RAID5 (or other parity RAIDs) with extremely large arrays: they take a long time to rebuild. The rebuild process puts a lot more stress on all remaining drives than usual, leaving a very high chance to trigger another failure. RAID 6 is ...


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Had that problem and it was related to processor temp rising too high, so it shuts down itself to avoid physical damage. Take it to technical service to get it clean inside. Might have dirt between processor and fan, keeping it from cooling properly. I tried runnung Ubuntu, liveCD and installed (yeah, wiped Win) and it happened to be less intensive, ...


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So I somehow managed to mix up the COM port headers with the front panel headers when prodding stuff with micrometer today, and the power button on the case seems to not work, bizarrely. Having the micrometer across the power switch jumper powers it on and it seems to work. Hurrah!


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Do you still have your Windows OS on the drive? If so, have you tried to revert back to a known, good day say: 2-3 weeks ago? What about Safe Mode? I know Safe Mode in Windows 8 is a little funky to get into. Even though you say that Ubuntu does the same thing may suggest you still have a virii on the drive. What about going to the OEM: Dell/HP/etc. ...


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Drive is not completely dead, but starting to. You should be able to read data off your old HD but try to prevent writing to it. If you can get a USB-to-SATA bridge adapter and then using another computer start pulling the data off. Here is a link to Amazon showing the adapter I'm talking about. Good luck.


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It seems that the HDD has 201 Reallocated Sector Count: 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 091 091 036 Pre-fail Always - 201 This is usually a sign of imminent failure. Even if it hasn't failed at the moment already, it will fail soon in the future. Try to get as much data as you can from it before it's too late.


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Windows, since vista, by default use a separate partition to boot and to store the Windows system files. On a clean windows installation you will have a "System Reserved" partition, 100MB in size, that will be shown as "System , Active" in Windows Disk Manager. This partition has no drive letter assigned. The Windows partition (usually "C:" drive, that ...


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When HDD makes clicking noise it usually means failure.. Try changing boot order to SSD, or change UEFI to other mode and disable SecureBoot in your BIOS


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Those are antenna connectors. Though I'm not sure how one would break them. Your wireless interfaces may now suffer from any combination of the following symptoms: Less range Less speed Less stability (against interference)


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I had trouble ram in a tablet with soc. memory is welded or integrated into the soc. It can not be replaced. I am in Argentina and the seller is in China, and the shipping costs and time, it makes no sense to send in warranty. I managed a few hits. the key to passing the damaged memory parameters are: 1) addresses memtest86, match addresses used in ...


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I don't think it's an issue with how you've handled the laptop, it just sounds like the bearing has gone bad or may have lost it's lubrication. You can either replace the fan, or you can try re-lubricating the fan bearing. I've never tried to oil a bearing on a computer fan, I've always simply replaced it. If you want to try to oil it, this guide should ...


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Drives don't all fail at exactly the MTBF time: rather, the times at which they fail obey a particular statistical distribution with the given mean. You don't necessarily need to test for as long as the mean to get bounds on the mean, since testing for a shorter time can still give you a lot of information about the shape of the distribution. For example, ...


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MTBF is defined as the predicted elapsed time between inherent failures of a system during operation. It literally stands for "Mean Time Between Failure". Additionally... As you can see, MTBF refers to the failure rate of a drive over its expected lifetime. This doesn't mean a 1.2 million hour MTBF drive will last 1.2 million hours, and a 1.5 ...



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