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Dell laptop rebooting and screen going blank -XP


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#1 brigg

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 12:08 AM

On my Dell laptop Latitude D620 running XP. 

I've been getting messages that my Firefox has been running slow. I followed the recomendations last week - clearing cache and stuff like that. I've been better about powering off at night vs. my usual leave it on all the time. 

But yesterday - Tuesday and especially today - Wednesday, the screen has been going blank and or rebooting without cause and or locking up, causing me to power off frequently. So frequently I have to use another computer to post this. 

Before giving up today I ran Super Anti-Spyware, Malwarebytes and Avast Anti-virus. The only program to find anything was the first, and it only found ad-tracking.

 

I found a book USB from a couple years ago when I was here last and booted up to XPud. 

It has stayed on - no problems for the last half hour at the XPud screen, which, by the time I gave up on my Dell, would have been impossible to go for that long problem free.

XPud ran through some stuff and here are the results:

3 lines like this, with the first long number being diff each time

 

[     6.4453031 sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: =write through

giving up

ximit: No such file or directory (errno2): unable to connect to X server

ximit: No such process (errno3): Server error

sauth:(argv):1: bad display name "(none):0" in "remove" command

sh: no job control in this shell

sh-4.0#

 


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Dell D620 Laptop    -   Operating System:  Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3     -     CPU:  Intel Core Duo T2300E @ 1.66GHz 51 °C     -  Yonah 65nm Technology

RAM:  1.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 267MHz (4-4-4-12)    -     Motherboard:  Dell Inc. 53 °C     -     Graphics:  Plug and Play Monitor (1280x720@60Hz)
Storage:  74GB SAMSUNG HM080HI (SATA) 36 °C     -     Optical Drives:  TSSTcorp CDRW/DVD TSL462C     -     Audio:  SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
PAE Enabled - Installation Date: 3/20/2009     -     Plug and Play Monitor (1280x720@60Hz)     -     Intel Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family (Dell)
 

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:54 PM

I keep checking back hoping for some response here. 

I'm worried this is a bad indication. 

 

I rebooted again to XPud. After choosing Engish it goes through the routine I mention above. 

 

Today, at eh-4.0# 

I typed cd\

I got

>

I tried c:

but got 

command not found. 

 

Anyone know how to use XPud?


Kansas City Mo area - Central time zone 

Dell D620 Laptop    -   Operating System:  Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3     -     CPU:  Intel Core Duo T2300E @ 1.66GHz 51 °C     -  Yonah 65nm Technology

RAM:  1.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 267MHz (4-4-4-12)    -     Motherboard:  Dell Inc. 53 °C     -     Graphics:  Plug and Play Monitor (1280x720@60Hz)
Storage:  74GB SAMSUNG HM080HI (SATA) 36 °C     -     Optical Drives:  TSSTcorp CDRW/DVD TSL462C     -     Audio:  SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
PAE Enabled - Installation Date: 3/20/2009     -     Plug and Play Monitor (1280x720@60Hz)     -     Intel Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family (Dell)
 

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 06:40 PM

I think I'll post this in hardware.


Kansas City Mo area - Central time zone 

Dell D620 Laptop    -   Operating System:  Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3     -     CPU:  Intel Core Duo T2300E @ 1.66GHz 51 °C     -  Yonah 65nm Technology

RAM:  1.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 267MHz (4-4-4-12)    -     Motherboard:  Dell Inc. 53 °C     -     Graphics:  Plug and Play Monitor (1280x720@60Hz)
Storage:  74GB SAMSUNG HM080HI (SATA) 36 °C     -     Optical Drives:  TSSTcorp CDRW/DVD TSL462C     -     Audio:  SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
PAE Enabled - Installation Date: 3/20/2009     -     Plug and Play Monitor (1280x720@60Hz)     -     Intel Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family (Dell)
 




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