uncalled for reboot
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sun Dec 24 12:07:11 PST 2006
Rico Secada wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Dec 2006 14:38:43 -0700
> "Z. Wade Hampton" <zwade at oldpathsbaptistchurch.org> wrote:
>> Thanks Bill. I'll keep that in mind.
>> I think I have the problem figured out.
>> was set in the supfile.
>> After changing it to "/usr", the problem went away.
> You can be 99.9% sure that the problem wasn't that. It is, like it is stated, most likely a hardware problem but initialized by using cvsup. My guess is RAM problems. Try using MEMTESTER.
>>> However, spontaneous reboots are almost always hardware problems. Have
>>> you verified that your RAM, hard drive, cooling, power, and all other
>>> hardware factors are in proper operation? That would be the first
>>> logical step in diagnosing this.
I agree with what everyone else has said before me. My recommendations:
1. Run Dell diags CD.
2. Run memtest86+.
3. Upgrade the BIOS if possible; Dell's move to AMD chipsets is recent,
and a BIOS upgrade might be beneficial for your machine.
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