[ubuntu-uk] Diagnostics tools

javadayaz javadayaz at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 16:50:58 BST 2010

Ok so I'm experiencing something very strange...
When I insert a ubuntu disk in the pc and wait for it to load..well I get to
the menu but then I can't select anything..its like as if the keyboard isn't
working...I then boot into bios..and then keyboard works again...
I'm stumped
On 2 Oct 2010 09:19, "Rob Beard" <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:

> On 01/10/10 22:44, Josh Holland wrote:
> > If you suspect it's overheating, you could install the comp...
> Might also be worth checking the BIOS after the machine shuts down, that
> might give you some temperatures, and some BIOSes have warning alarms
> when a certain temperature is reached which might help?
> I'd also suggest maybe running a memtest.  You can find memtest on the
> Ubuntu CD, boot from the CD and select the option Test memory (or
> something like that).  Of course this might not explain why it's
> suddenly turning off but you can diagnose if there are any memory errors
> (if it's dusty inside and overheating then long term it could cause
> components to fail).
> If you clean the insides of your PC out I'd suggest getting a can of
> compressed air (and maybe take it outside to blow out), it could also be
> worth replacing the heatsink compound on the heatsink/CPU if you're
> confident enough taking your PC apart that much.  I find nail varnish
> remover works great for removing heatsink compound and maybe use a bit
> of Brasso to clean off the heatsink, or get some heatsink cleaning fluid
> (you should be able to get some online or from your local PC World).
> Good luck.
> Rob
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