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About every 1/5 boots, my system, a Lenovo PC running Linux Mint 17.2 as the sole OS, will fail to boot. When this occurs, I have to power down and power up several times to get it to boot again. Reinstalling Linux Mint did not help solve the problem. I have run SMART tests, the Lenovo Diagnostic USB, and badblocks and no issues were found. What could be the problem?

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Could be a bad motherboard. Check the capacitors. If the tops are domed up then they are bad. Sometimes they leak at the bottom where the leads are. Maybe it is a heat issue. Check the fan blades and clean them if needed. Also check the heat sinks. They must be clean to cool properly.

  • I wrote over the disk with Ubuntu and haven't had the problem since :/ – Leif Sep 9 '15 at 1:52

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