[Nottingham] Odd Mandrake problems

Richard Davies richard at tollyboy.demon.co.uk
Wed Feb 7 18:43:01 GMT 2007

On Wednesday 07 February 2007 15:12, Michael Erskine wrote:

I am printing all the suggestions from the group in a letter along with 
questions for one of her windows mates as to what she has actually done with 
the system since I last saw it 4 - 5 years ago.  I will post later this week 
and in about a fortnight or three weeks we should find out what happened or 
at least what this system is exactly and very importantly if we have a CD 
writer and USB ports.

Thank you all.

> On Wednesday 07 February 2007 14:40, Martin wrote:
> > Given the vague comments so far, a suspicious guess is that the HDD has
> > been corrupted or that there is some hardware fault. It's probably all
> > choked solid with dust and cat/dog hairs!
> A quick check of the OP points to GDM/KDM/XDM (multiple unresponsive login
> dialogs) -- nothing to indicate a HDD fault (unless of course *DM has
> failed due to HDD fault!)
> > The lack of communication is the crucial aspect...
> >
> > The real question is for the actual level of expertise and diligence on
> > the part of the user that can be relied upon...
> Time will tell!

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