Adam Zion on 23 Jan 2013 18:19:50 -0800
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[PLUG] Somewhat off-topic, but...
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... I figured I wouldn't find a more-knowledgeable bunch of fellow computer geeks in Philly, so here goes.
I just got a factory refurbished HP Pavilion m7 notebook. It looked to be a good deal- Core i7 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HD. However, here's the odd thing: after I installed Linux on it (first Ubuntu, then Mint, each in dual-boot), it started giving me an odd "checking media" message for about 30 sec. each time I booted. I figured it may have been some odd corruption of the MBR, so I did a factory restore using the DVDs- but the message remains.
Right now, it's more an irritant than anything else- it works perfectly well once it boots- but I worry that it could be indicative of worse problems to come.
What does PLUG think? Does this look like some kind of off problem due to an odd grub2 installation? Or should I call HP and have them send me a replacement HD?
Adam+Zion, MSIS, MCSE+I
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