Sudden mouse/driver/bsod problems
Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:54 PM
HOWEVER, I don't have a medium of backing up my files except for my laptop, since I need to transfer about 100GB of data. I thought it would be a simple matter of drag and drop, but I'm having trouble getting my vista laptop to recognize the PC running Ubuntu. I have a crossover cable, but have no idea what I'm doing. I did some research but there are people saying you should use openssh with a crossover cable, but I don't even know how to install it on ubuntu. If you're familiar with Ubuntu, is there a step-by-step guide for a complete beginner to transfer files to a laptop?
Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:13 PM
Posted 16 May 2009 - 02:14 AM
How should I reformat if the computer errors before I get the option to? I can't even get to the recovery console, or the "Windows XP professional setup" screen. It'll say it's booting from CD, read the contents, and when it's ready to switch to the set up screen, it'll BSOD with the before mentioned message.
Edited by hirow, 16 May 2009 - 02:16 AM.
Posted 16 May 2009 - 09:35 AM
Posted 16 May 2009 - 11:26 AM
I'd probably have the laptop professionally checked, especially motherboard.
We can try some things before we have your laptop checked. In Ubuntu, go to GParted. The instructions are in the tutorial that you used earlier. Then, in GParted, format your drive. I don't know the exact instructions to format a drive in GParted, but it's easy enough to figure out on your own.
Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:09 PM
One thing that's bothering me though, my internet is half as fast as it was before. No idea why.
These are my speeds before I reformatted.
These are my speeds now.
I was having speed problems before but I don't know what could cause it to be even slower.
I guess that's a whole different problem altogether though... not sure if you guys could help. Either way, thanks for all the advice.
Edit: Scratch that, looks like it was a problem with my QoS settings on tomato firmware. I should probably look up how to do it properly.
Edited by hirow, 17 May 2009 - 11:14 PM.
Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:42 PM
This is now resolved. If you have any more questions or problems, post here so that we can continue troubleshooting.
By the way...
Did you feel the earthquake? It was a 5.0
The epicenter was close to LA. I was scared this time, because the shaking lasted 15 secs.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:45 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 05:05 PM
It was noticeable. I was eating dinner when it happened.
My friend asked me about it too, apparently he felt it. I was driving home with loud music so I didn't even feel it, haha.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users