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My Linux box, see sig rigs, has taken to spontaneously rebooting randomly. It can go hours or days, load can be light to heavy. No warming, no errors, no kernel panic, nothing. I have set everything to stock to rule out over clocking issues. I tried to reinstall Ubuntu in case it was a problem with my OS install and it rebooted in the middle of the install. Its not over heating, temperatures are good when loaded, much less running the OS install. I'm on my 4th pass of MEMTEST with no errors so far, but it has not rebooted during MEMTEST what ever that means. When it does this it will freeze during POST at the point where it initializes the USB controllers, powering off and back on and it will boot normally.

I also think the system turned itself on once by itself, since I got up in the morning to find it running even though I thought I had shut it down, but it's hard to sure of something like that and it hasn't repeated it.

In BIOS it says the 12v supply is at 11.845v, of course the system isn't loaded in BIOS so maybe that doesn't mean anything.

It's a cheap power supply that's a few years old, so I am inclined to suspect it, but thought I would post for any additional ideas.

I guess I can swap in the power supply from my main rig and see what happens.

Thanks
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post #2 of 6
Let memtest run for about 7 or 8 passes and run hard drive diagnostics if possible.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jonespwns View Post

Let memtest run for about 7 or 8 passes and run hard drive diagnostics if possible.

It ran 4 full passes before I stopped it. I booted off the Ubuntu live CD and the SMART data for the drive looks fine, it also passed the short test. Good call looking at the drive though, it is an ancient 80G IDE drive but seems to be OK.
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post #4 of 6
don't do the short tests. They are worthless when trying to find out if hardware is going out
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post #5 of 6
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The Ubuntu disk utility displays the contents of of the drive's SMART counters, it shows the drive has a lot of miles on it but nothing of concern in any of the registers. I think if it was rebooting due to a drive issue it would probably show something, but I can run longer tests. Is the test built into the Live CD disk utility adequate? Maye WD have something bootable on their website.
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post #6 of 6
WD probably has some diagnostic tests on their site. If not then Google is your best friend.
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