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Just found a neat little GUI utility to monitor the health of hard drives as reported by SMART - GSmartControl - http://gsmartcontrol...dex.php/en/Home Available in Debian repo and probably yours too. My old 320GB drive reports 44060 hrs power on time and 763 reallocated sectors. Warning! Imminent failure! It's been reporting its imminent death for over a year. Only a data drive with everything backed up so I'll see how long it lasts.
A friend came to me today asking for some computer help. I agreed to make an attempt to fix it. I haven't seen the system so I don't have any experience with what the problem is, but she gave me some scarce details so I thought I'd throw them out here and start getting ideas about what to look at. From what she tells me, during startup she sees an error that says something is overheating. She didn't say where she sees it, but I'm guessing in the BIOS startup. She also says the computer completely locks up on logon and she can't do anything at all. That's all I know until I get a chance to