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PC hangs unexpectedly without any rule behind it

by djgruby / December 26, 2012 7:53 PM PST

Hi!

Since some time my PC hangs unexpectedly without any rule behind it. That means it may work perfectly fine for several hours, sometimes only for several minutes... And then it crashes with the following screen being displayed on my monitor (I took a photo of it, as I have no clue about other way of capturing this content):

http://s2.postimage.org/w9uvgtrw9/IMG_1909_2.jpg
http://s1.postimage.org/wcs60qscv/IMG_1911_2.jpg

Can anybody please give me a hint, what might be the cause of this problem or what kind of troubleshooting could I perform? I suspect hardware malfunction, but which component could it be? The only one thing I am sure of is that these are not HDDs, since SMART tests complete without errors... And I am stuck here...

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Best regards,
DJ Gruby.

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Re: hardware malfunction
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 8:05 PM PST
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Re: Re: hardware malfunction
by djgruby / December 26, 2012 8:12 PM PST

Ah, forgot to mention that I have tried memtest86+ already. It went for three full rounds without errors. Thank you very much for your suggestion!

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Pretty sad really.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 10:56 PM PST
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Seems like I have found reason/solution of this problem
by djgruby / December 29, 2012 3:36 AM PST
In reply to: Pretty sad really.

Hey! Thanks a lot for your suggestions. This might sound like a mystery, but it seems like someone else has found the source of instability, which was the bluetooth service... I uninstalled it two days ago, and I have not experienced any crash ever since. So, at the moment my system (Fedora 17) is running fine and stable... I will keep on monitoring it, and if the crash reappers, I will post an update here... However, so far so good. Thanks a lot for help!

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