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Electric shock Show this Post
03-28-2016, 01:06 AM #1
Electric shock Incognito Anonymous
 
i think my pc is dying on me. just today i had to reboot 3 times because some windows wouldnt close properly after trying to close one..they would freeze. i scanned for viruses, nothing. i try work off the grid by utilizing programs designed to fit on the flash drive so as to not siphon precious resources from this 8 year old pc.
when something like this has occured..you know something is up. i use this pc on and offline everyday. always doing some graphic art work and maybe the gfx stuff is having an impact on the system... but i need this pc to hold out till august when ill have enough to buy a new one. its frusterating having to reboot more than one time. oh, and i did have 2 near misses with BSOD (blue screen of death) early this year rotflmfao. pray for me guys.
03-28-2016, 01:25 AM #2
Irish Incognito Anonymous
 
i know the pain. mine is 10 years old. and i cant buy one cuz im broke like an old edsel. once i get one which wont be until end of december, im gonna punch my fist through the screen of old one.
03-28-2016, 01:48 AM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Back your stuff up and give this a go... https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=98

It'll make your old box run like new.

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03-28-2016, 01:49 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,237 Threads:1,478 Joined:Feb 2011
Old computers can act unpredictable. One thing we found over the years that really helps keeping your computer youngish is some compressed air. Clean that bitch out once in a while. Dust cakes on and makes it run hotter.
03-28-2016, 02:01 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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iagree.gif Dust bunnies are an extraordinarily effective insulator. If you get your RAM, CPU, fans, GPU's etc, covered in that, expect to watch the BSOD hilarity ensue.

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Electric shock Show this Post
03-28-2016, 06:16 AM #6
Electric shock Incognito Anonymous
 
dumb dust bunnies. ill look into cleaning them out
03-29-2016, 08:09 AM #7
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:8,953 Threads:209 Joined:Feb 2011
yeah , and make sure you fan still works , get a cooling pad cheap
at thrift store and use it , they plug into your USB port .

use it even if your fan works

you can also set the fan to be on full time .
look that up on Howto.com
03-29-2016, 08:14 AM #8
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:8,953 Threads:209 Joined:Feb 2011
ok , I meant Ehow.com
not howto.com

here , try this trick

after you clean out the dust dudes

click link

http://www.ehow.com/how_7208941_set-lapt...-time.html
03-29-2016, 05:23 PM #9
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
Posts:1,863 Threads:45 Joined:Mar 2011
(03-28-2016, 01:48 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  Back your stuff up and give this a go... https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=98

It'll make your old box run like new.

:worship:
03-31-2016, 08:53 AM #10
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:8,953 Threads:209 Joined:Feb 2011
ok
gotta warn you on loading Linux Mint

if you own an old dell laptop , be sure to first partition your hard drive to
save all your dell drivers and Utilities , Dell usually has that already done
from the factory ,,, BUT ,,, not on all of them .

you have to be careful with some HP laptops too , HP has it's own software
installed to run stuff loike DVD optical drive drivers and especially be careful
about HP wifi utility and drivers .

it is best to make a shadow copy of your drivers and Utilities
on disk , before you swipe your hard drive clean .

Kali Linux will in some cases totally wipe the drive clean , so back up
disk should be made and be damned sure to set a partition for them .

especially optical drive and watch the portmapper too

I have one Kali linux that I cannot code anything in to make the DVD
Player work for downloading OS on a Partition .

So it is a penetration tester only ,,,, and not a surfer

Like JR said , be sure to back up everything on your system
partition the drive and put Linux on partition #2 with Win on Partition #3

I just had to take hard drives out of Laptops that the person
messed up the download of Linux on , Put the Hard drive in a second laptop
and download windows 7 on it , then put it back , partition the drive
and reload Linux Mint 17 back on it

it messed everything up when He did it
even caused his cars spare tire to go flat .

so study first at the Linux forum , follow every detail concisely .
it matters , believe me .



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