The Inlaws brought me their computer yesterday, I had set it up to dual boot ( Win XP & PCLinux KDE ).
Its an HP Compaq Presario SR5030NR - 1gigt RAM - 160gig Hard Drive - Intel graphics (intigrated).
They told me that it quit working right after a storm about 6 weeks ago.
Here is the odd thing, it will boot and run Win XP just fine, but when I try to boot PCLinux, it hangs
with a kernel panic.
So I thought I would run a Live CD and if necessary reinstall - But it won't boot any of the live CD's
that I have. The live CD will hang with a kernel panic or I get multiple input/output errors - can't read
block XXXX and can't read cache XXXX.
It will when trying to run a Live CD nearly always drop me to a command prompt login - (if it doesn't
kernel panic). Then I can login as ether guest or root, but when I type startx it returns : Error can't find file
XXXX and if I type XFdrake I get : Error can't find file XXXX ( Sorry I don't have the exact file numbers
but the only way I have to get them is write them out- not going to happen as there are too many)
Does anyone think that this is a corrupted Hard Drive or another hardware issue ?