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Author Topic: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts  (Read 4404 times)

renluop

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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2016, 07:06:44 AM »

Ah! I may give that a Go, if I xan find where to down load a file to burn.
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2016, 03:07:32 PM »

Anyone got an appropriate link to an .iso?
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2016, 03:20:43 PM »

Is your PC 32-bit or 64-bit?
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2016, 03:46:30 PM »

> Is your PC 32-bit or 64-bit?

Bearing in mind that you might be running a 32-bit o/s on a 64-bit-capable machine (an AMD64 or Intel x86-64 box).

Of course, if you have an x86 machine of some sort and stick a bootable CD with a 32-bit x86 version of Linux in it, then that Linux will work on a 64-bit PC too, so that's the safe option.
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2016, 05:08:26 PM »

Is your PC 32-bit or 64-bit?
64-bit
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2016, 05:10:10 PM »

> Is your PC 32-bit or 64-bit?

Bearing in mind that you might be running a 32-bit o/s on a 64-bit-capable machine (an AMD64 or Intel x86-64 box).

Of course, if you have an x86 machine of some sort and stick a bootable CD with a 32-bit x86 version of Linux in it, then that Linux will work on a 64-bit PC too, so that's the safe option.
OS is 64 too.
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2016, 06:57:41 PM »

This one will be ok for running hardware tests.....   still linux :)

http://www.inquisitor.ru/about/
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2016, 12:16:35 AM »

Here's one possibility: http://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos/kde/

and a direct link to download the iso: http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/pclinuxos64-kde-2016.03.iso
CD burnt from your direct link. In use got as far as the start up blue screen, and then error 0x4001100200001012 came up. That seems to relate to Windows 7 repair disks. Nothing I found so far relates to Windows 10.
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2016, 07:32:17 AM »

First, how did you burn the iso to CD? It has to be burnt as an image, not just by copying the file. Second, if you did do it this way, then are you sure that your PC is set up to boot from the CD first? You may need to go into the BIOS setup and change the boot order.

The reason for these questions is that error messages relating to Windows will not have come from the Linux live CD, so your system isn't booting from the CD - what you got was a failed Windows boot.
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2016, 09:06:15 AM »

Doh!  :-[  Now what about this? Thinking of parkdale's suggestion, I downloaded Inquisitor, seemingly correctly, but just as well I looked at Event Log. A reboot had taken place whilst download was in course. ******* computer! >:( :'(
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2016, 05:04:36 PM »

When you write a CD from a .iso image file, it writes the entire CD from the file’s contents, rather than putting a standard file system on to the CD and placing one file within it. You need a special tool to write .iso files, or else a function that is named something like that within some existing app that writes CDs.
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2016, 08:11:19 PM »

Thanks Weaver and Eric! :) I've managed to burn with ImgBrn now.
@Eric. Using your CD, I assume one clicks on Live CD, then several black screens with text appear with, hopefully "OK" in green down the right side. After that all seems to go to sleep, but for the spasmodic faint noise from the CD spinning. Is that normal and what else must I do, please?

Whilst posting 3 reboots! Thank goodness for Chrome!
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2016, 09:36:05 PM »

Most of my unexpected restarts have always come from a dying Graphics Card but you see the artifacts and then BSOD and a reboot.
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Re: Plagued at times by unexpected restarts
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2016, 10:03:24 PM »

None of those symptoms; all I get is a click, black screen then a restart without my needing to log in
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