On Wed, 2007.12.05 10:14, Douglas A. Tutty wrote: > On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 07:51:30PM -0600, Owen Heisler wrote: > > I don't know whether the hardware errors are related, but I'm beginning to not > > trust the PCDoctor software included on the ThinkPad Rescue & Recovery media. > > It doesn't include any more information than what is in this message (unless > > I'm missing something). Linux isn't complaining about any hardware and > > everything seems to work. > > I know that some IBMs come with nice software for user's to run, but > usually there's a bios-based advanced diagnostics. If you get the > service manual from IBM's website, you'll probably find the magic > keystrokes (try holding down F1 while you power on) to get into the > advanced diagnostics. If there is a hardware fault, it will give you > an FRU number which you then look up in the service manual and it tells > you what it is and what to do. Its usally quite detailed. I've been through the BIOS, but there are no diagnostics available there.
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