[Coco] OT -- PC needs TWO Shut Downs

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Apr 3 23:44:06 EDT 2006

On Monday 03 April 2006 23:10, Mike Pepe wrote:
>KnudsenMJ at aol.com wrote:
>> I agree, the shutdown issue is not a RAM thing.  RAM could be
>> causing  the icon rot and forgetting to pwoer-save that I mentioned
>> in a later  posting.
>The icon rot is probably video hardware/driver related. Power issues
> are probably driver/BIOS related...
>> Right.  I do plan to check to see what programs do get shut down, if
>>  any, by the first attempt.  It would be a riot if Norton AV were
>> the cause,  but then AV cops have to break a lot of the laws
>> themselves ...
>I think that method will narrow it down, plus there have been a few
>other good suggestions- the nvidia driver suggestion is also a good
> one.
>> If the little chip caps that surround the SIMMs dry up, DRAM isn't
>> worth much ...
>Generally it's the bigger caps by the PWM drivers for the CPU core
>voltage that die first. All sorts of bizarre things begin to happen.
yes, and the majority of those are big enough to need thruhole mounting, 
so replacement is a piece of cake for someone familiar with hot solder.

>> I'd hate to re-install everything, and this PC does have nice audio
>> and  MIDI connections on the front panel, and it has real
>> peripherals like floppy and serial ports (and CD-R/W and DVD
>> drives).
>> Actually, my Linux development and music apps box runs RH 7.0.  I
>> try  to avoid the upgrade mania that Linux world has fallen into. 
>> Someone gave  me a newer box with a recent Fedora on it, much nicer,
>> but it has no MIDI  drivers and can't be given them easily, so it's
>> a paperweight.  I'm  thinking of moving my Win98 hard drive into it
>> and see if it will wake up as an  improvement to my rather slow
>> Windows box.  --Mike K.
>well I don't necessarily advocate upgrading for the sake of upgrading,
>but at the same time, both doze and linux have made great strides in
> the last 8 years, and I've got no nostalgia for the "olden days" of
> either. Don't get me wrong I still love my CoCo, even though it be 20
> years older!

Cheers, Gene
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