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  1.    22 Oct 2015 #81
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    A reply, thanks @essenbe
    http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php or http://zorinos.com/download.html or http://www.ubuntu.com/ .

    They are different distros (versions of Linux). They all have a 'Live' version. Just don't install it. You can boot from the CD/USB you create with the ISO and use them just to try them out. They run out of ram and I like using them to tell if it is a hardware problem or a Driver/Program problem. The OS installed is not loaded and not used, so it takes that out of the equation. If you need any more help, just let me know.
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  2.    22 Oct 2015 #82
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    Create live linux usb http://bootableusb.net/install-windo...e-using-rufus/

    Rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/

    Cinnamon 64bit is a good choice, the top one on the download link.

    Download the ISO. Insert a flash drive. Start Rufus, point it at the Mint ISO and press Start. It should be bootable of UEFI or Legacy (Bios)
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  3.    22 Oct 2015 #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosamk View Post
    I have no idea how to install / run/ where to get/ anything at all about linux
    Don't worry about Linux. Once it loads click around and you'll soon find Firefox or similar. It's very similar to Windows but not windows.

    It's quite intuitive.

    You might even like it !
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  4.    22 Oct 2015 #84
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    ok, there were several choices I downloaded cinnamon64bit

    booted, got some weird errors about some crap I dont understand and I have now what looks like a dos prompt

    mint@mint ~ $

    no idea....
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  5.    22 Oct 2015 #85
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    OK, got mint and cinnamon interface running. Cant get online with it - found firefox - jsut keep getting a no network error. assuming its a driver issue maybe? did allow me to open gimp, libreoffice,

    and it just froze......

    lol

    so??
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  6.    22 Oct 2015 #86
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    @Torquemada

    ok, cycled power. removed the one stick of RAM, inserted a different stick in a different slot. cycled power, rebooted mint. froze at loading screen
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  7.    23 Oct 2015 #87
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosamk View Post
    OK, got mint and cinnamon interface running. Cant get online with it - found firefox - jsut keep getting a no network error. assuming its a driver issue maybe? did allow me to open gimp, libreoffice,

    and it just froze......

    lol

    so??
    If you haven't already, disconnect all of your HDDs . Using 1 stick of Ram. Boot off Mint Linux. Then you know for certain nothing weirds going on.

    Keith did you try clearing the CMOS ? What version of the Bios is installed. F5 is the latest. Your CPU needs at least F3

    It's getting to the stage now where I'd consider flashing to the latest Bios revision. What's your thoughts axe ?
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  8.    23 Oct 2015 #88
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    It sounds to me really like a faulty/failing motherboard.
    (I could be wrong)
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  9.    23 Oct 2015 #89
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    I unplugged every HD
    rebooted
    mint cinnamon has been running for 10+ minutes with no issues
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  10.    23 Oct 2015 #90
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    Try to keep it running for a few/couple hours.
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