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#1 Ellypho

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:19 PM

Hello world! :thumbsup:

I have a problem with my computer... as you may have guessed.
This system is dual booting between Ubuntu and Windows XP home. My system has been gradual freezing(in windows) to the point were eventually it freezes. The steps of it freezing go as follow's
1. the system run fine for 2 minutes
2. i'll open an second app eg: firefox (dosen't matter) and the highlighted app that i selected will stay highlighted but my start menu will leave.
3. ctrl+alt+del does not work most of the time, i'll click the mouse somewhere (it's not relevant) and it will give a looong system beep and freeze forcing me to hard reboot

Now just this morning i installed a new GPU i went from nvidia 7300GS ===> ATI 1650X pro. My parents report the computer running fine on friday and my Ubuntu partition is all honky dory. I have done a repair VIA Window$ Cd==> install ==> repair.
That worked fine until it rebooted into a gui like installer to complete the repair. from there on it reboots at about 34 minutes left.

So long story short what should i do?
Is my window$ partition lost?
And am i able to force mount the NTFS partition VIA Ubuntu 8.04 to recover some data? Since the Ntfs partition is never close correctly on a count that it just reboot's.

Thanks for all the help
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:23 PM

Windows install crashing at 34 mins is usually caused by a hardware problem. Given that Ubuntu seems to work ok I would try running a diagnostic on the hard drive to check that there isn't a problem with the section of the drive that has the Windows partition.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:26 PM

Windows install crashing at 34 mins is usually caused by a hardware problem. Given that Ubuntu seems to work ok I would try running a diagnostic on the hard drive to check that there isn't a problem with the section of the drive that has the Windows partition.

Umm kindoff a dumb question but what is the shell command to do that? Or better yet what app? since im sure there's something i can get VIA synaptic

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:31 PM

Do you know what the make of hard drive is in your computer?
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:32 PM

Ouch no i do not. Why is it relative? I know it's sata...

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:35 PM

Because if you know the make of drive, you can go to their website and download a diagnostic tool.

Do you know the make and model number of the computer, or is it a custom build?
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:36 PM

It's a custom case. Well i'll just go check.. however i'll probably hafto run the app in wine wont I?
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:40 PM

You can download SIW for free, it will show what the hdd manufacturer is.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:42 PM

You can download SIW for free, it will show what the hdd manufacturer is.


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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:54 PM

Wine is unable to run it -.- and my virtual machine dosen't know about the drive's existance...

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:03 PM

Maybe you could open the case and see if you can see the manufacturer's label on the drive.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 11:22 PM

Come to think of it i think it would be simpler just to reformat there's no data on the partition i usually just use Ubuntu and a virtual XP
Sorry for troubling you, but thanks for the help
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