On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 13:10:26 +0000
Ben Paley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 April 2006 10:24, Nick Withers wrote:
> > On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:08:58 +0000
> > Ben Paley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > Could anyone give me a hint as to how to get started checking the
> > > hardware? It's a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. I really don't have the
> > > foggiest idea what to look for or what to check - I've never had any
> > > problems with it before.
> > You might want to have a gander at Memtest86
> > (http://www.memtest86.com/, /usr/ports/sysutils/memtest86) for
> > memory testing, I reckon this should be your first port of call.
> Thanks a lot for the advice. Unfortunately I can't run it as I have no floppy
> drive (unless there's another way? I seem to remember it's possible to make a
> bootable usb flash drive...).
There's an downloadable ISO for creating a bootable CD on their
> I ran sysutils/memtest with no errors, for whatever that's worth.
Not familiar with it myself, but I imagine it's only capable of
checking user-space memory if it's run in userland.
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