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What do you think?

Post by stSpringer2003 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:44 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering. If you are troubleshooting a Windows PC that is having BSOD issues on boot up, and your not sure if it's a hardware or a software issue, to same some time before stripping down the windows box, would booting off a hardrive successfully with Ubuntu installed, would that successful boot into the ubuntu OS eliminate the defective hardware issue and point to a software issue.

I think it would but I'm not all that keen on ubuntu and don't know if Ubuntu would find all the drivers for the hardware and therefore give a good boot but there may still be bad hardware on the windows box.

What do you think?

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Re: What do you think?

Post by dgood » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:53 pm

just from a personal experience level, memory is hte reason for bsod be it virtual memory or system memory 80% of the time, maybe more. pop the ubuntu cd in and run the memtest86 option on the list.
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Re: What do you think?

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:19 pm

Don't post the same topic in multiple sub forums, it won't get your question answered any quicker. :axe:

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