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Re: Ubuntu 12.04 freeze on startup
Wanted to give an update on my freezing problem in hopes that this may help someone else.
Last week someone suggested I run a memtest. From the grub menu I got an error. They then suggested that I remove, one at a time, my ram sticks (I have 2, 1GB sticks) and reboot. With all 3 scenarios (both sticks in place and each one removed) I got the same memtest error from grub. Later on I noticed that gparted has a memtest as one of its opening options so I ran it for 2 passes and both completed with no errors. By the way there is a known bug in grub as well as a patch.
The upside to all of the tinkering with the memory sticks is I have had no freezes/crashes! Seems that just re-seating those 2 sticks has cured what ailed my computer.