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Re: boot problem



Thank all for the reply.

Actually it happens when I select Linux FC4 operation
system. It never happens when I just install windows
XP.

Li

--- Roy Henning <Roy Henning csiusa com> wrote:

> Definitely sounds like a thermal issue with the
> hardware.
> 
> I assume the problem happens only on power-up. When
> the box powers up
> when cold, will it act up after a period of time
> aftert warm-up?
> 
> Off the top of my head:
> 
> Some chips may fail as they heat up from use. I once
> had, as I recall a
> northbride chip that would act up, "freezing" the PC
> after it warmed 
> and during game playing. Placed one of those 60 mm
> fans to blow on the
> chip. Never acted up again in about 5 years of use.
> 
> Could be faulty or failing memory.
> 
> Perhaps the hard drive. Could be failing. Or it may
> not have enough
> time to "spin-up" when booted. I think you can
> adjust this in your
> bios.
> 
> Roy
> 
> >>> mikkel infinity-ltd com 03/09 9:41 AM >>>
> Tony Crouch wrote:
> > 
> > --- chen li <chen_li3 yahoo com> wrote:
> > 
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> I have both windows XP and FC4(default) installed
> in
> >> one hardware and use GRUB to select which OS is
> >> used.
> >> I recently find that my computer gets stuck after
> I
> >> turn it on. And here is the message on screen:
> >> .............
> >> Welcome to Fedora core
> >>
> >> Press "I" to enter interactive startup
> >>
> >> Starting udev:    [OK]
> >>
> >> INitialialzing hardware... storage network audio
> >> done
> >> [ok]
> >>
> >>
> >> The only thing I can do is to shut down the whole
> >> power and wait for a while. When I turn the
> computer
> >> on it works  fine.  It happens several time. I
> >> wonder if anyone out there knows how to fix it.
> >>
> >> Thank you very much,
> >>
> >> Li
> >>
> > 
> > I seen some computers exhibit similar behaviour
> with some faulty or
> 'on
> > the way out' capacitators. What do some of you
> more experienced guys
> think
> > of this suggestion?
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > TC
> > 
> It sure sounds like a hardware problem rather then a
> software
> problem. Besides a bad cap, I have also seen ICs
> that are going
> bad become temperature sensitive. While the usual
> problem is that
> they fail when they get warm, you sometimes will get
> one that has
> to warm up before it will function right.
> 
> This type of problem can also be cause by a cracked
> trace that
> closes again when the computer heats up. In any
> case, it is one
> of the hardest problems to troubleshoot, because it
> tends to fix
> itself as you test. Sometimes all you can do is go
> in with a can
> of freeze spray, and selective cool down different
> parts until you
> cause the problem to appear again. (Or replace parts
> until it works
> again.)
> 
> Mikkel
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