10.04 Lock-up/sudden shutdown (not overheating)
For the last 24 hours my computer has started locking-up or suddenly shutting down not long after booting up.
I run Lucid 10.04 and it has been regularly updated. The computer is 5 years old and has GeoForce motherboard with dual core 64 bit processors; 4GB RAM; two 500GB SATA drives.
Sometimes I can get as far as logging in and getting onto the internet, but sometimes it locks out at the log in page.
When I boot and run from a CD (as now) it is fine. I've checked processor temps and they're both fine. The only odd thing is that when I boot from CD it says that an unrecoverable error occured during installation and it will have to start a desktop session, which it duly does.
I've run disk checks and they all seem to be un-corrupted.
I have two questions:
1. Any ideas about how I could go about investigating this and fixing it?
2. How do I copy files to back them up from a desktop session? Every time I try to copy the Home folder it tells me I don't have permissions, even though I have given myself Administrator rights.
Many thanks in advance.
Last edited by mrchumpley; July 7th, 2012 at 09:17 AM.
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