[CentOS] Emergency rescue help needed

Robert kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 29 19:44:18 UTC 2009

Anne Wilson wrote:
> 2009/1/29 Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>> Are the failures power related, or is the system just shutting down on its own?
>>>> If the latter, I would suspect either a power supply or a processor fan. If
>>>> the former, maybe you need to invest in an inexpensive UPS.
>>> I do have a UPS, and it's fully charged.  The system is just
>>> spontaneously rebooting or shutting down.
>> My first guesses would be the system power supply or the CPU fan.
> I'm beginning to think that way.  The smartctl long test has completed
> without errors.  I think that I'll dig out the specs for the mobo/cpu
> tonight, then buy a new PSU and CPU fan in the morning.
> Anne
Anne, the machine I'm using right now ate my lunch big-time, perhaps a 
year ago.  It turned out to be the front panel momentary power switch on 
the junky consumer-grade case.  The really weird thing is, this box runs 
24x7 and the switch hasn't been used very much. Go figure.  
Work-around/proof was to disconnect the power switch entirely, plugging 
reset switch to the vacated pwr sw header.

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