Hints on causes of crashes?

From: Oliver Skelton <skelton_at_fuchinobe.skk.slb.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 14:38:51 +0900

My AB040/Nemesis/Nova has become somewhat less stable and I wonder if
anyone could offer any hints from the following symptoms:

Leaving the mouse in 1 place is ok but if I keep moving it slightly (say in
small circles) then every now and then the cursor jumps randomly about 1cm.
I think I used to get this when the AB040 was first fitted but not much

When I drag windows around the screen by the menu bar sooner or later they
start to leave window frame 'droppings' and all window updates cease.
(though with Imagecopy windows open on JPGs if I close one via the barely
visible closer box the contents of the window behind will redraw.. perhaps
they are cached on the Nova?). When this happens I have to reboot to clear.

When I launch applications (e.g. Imagecopy) I fairly often get a bus error.
If it does error on launch then it will keep doing so when I relaunch it
until I reboot, though other applications may or may not appear to run
normally. Last night I discovered an exception - Imagecopy would relaunch
ok from U:C/ instead of from C:. Was that a chance occurence?

I don't recall any significant software changes made recently so it is
probably hardware. It also may be partly temperature sensitive.
I have opened the CLAB case and checked fans are working, pressed down on
AB040 and Nova cards, slightly re-routed Nova cables.
No improvement.

TK5.07, NVDI 2.5R11?, TOS 4.07, NAes 1.2, MiNTNP (1 year old?), Thing.

Received on to. april 13 2000 - 15:26:16 CEST

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