This has me puzzled. A buddy gave me an old Dell Laptop that was plagued HD errors and BSOD. So I decided I'd try to clean it up and use it as a internet surfing comp for my living room. After attempting clean installs of Windows 2000, XP, & even 98, I would still get BSOD's. Long story short, I decided I'd give Linux a shot.
The interesting thing with Ubuntu installed on the HD, I don't have any HD errors and it runs extremely well for an old laptop. So far I've had little to no problems with Ubuntu Linux.
Being new to linux, can someone explain why this might be happening?
Is it just the shear stability of linux that keeps this HD running?
Edited by jester620, 27 October 2006 - 12:05 PM.