Spontaneous reboots :(
cliffo at u.washington.edu
Mon Feb 28 18:49:59 PST 2000
So my K6 has rebooted mysteriously three times since Saturday morning.
I'm running behind my P90 with masquerading so I don't suspect outside
intervention. More to the point, the computer doesn't survive the Power
On Self Test and sits there while my Maxtor hard drive makes
really-not-so-good sounds intermittently. I obviously suspect this is
the cause of my troubles (ie bad hard drive), but I've never seen one go
bad such that a machine reboots with no error messages in logs or
anything. The maxtor disk diag tool finds nothing wrong yet I have to
power cycle (plain reboot won't do it) the machine for the drive to
recover and then it acts fine until the box reboots again. I don't
suspect memory would have suddenly gone bad on me...any ideas? Or am
I just S.O.L...
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