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Old 06-16-2006, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry constant reboots i have tried everything!!!!

I am the third person to have recieved this computer in an attempt to repair it. This truly is the 'DELL FROM H#LL" The owner purchased it about 2 years ago and right from the start it has not worked. He tried getting Dell to replace it but what do you know they jerked him around sending him new parts and tried having an inexperience customer repair a computer over the phone. He then gave it to a coworker of mine and he has tried to fix it but no such luck and now its my turn.

Here is what has all been done to it.

tried 5 different sticks of ram, replace the power supply, switched video cards, removed all unnecesarry hardware (cd-roms, modem....), reinstalled xp home numerous times, installed xp pro numerous times,

The computer constinlty reboots without showing the bsod. I have went into the control panel and shut off automatic reboot but that did nto help. when the computer reboots its does the windows recovery thing and sends a message to microsoft. In the event viewer there is a system error of 1003 and it contains info about a stop error of 7f. i am at a lose here and would really like some help on this.

amd athlon xp2100+
asus a7v333 mb
nvidia geforce4mx 420 64 mb
thermaltake volcano 12
1 gig ddr pc2100
thermaltake purepower 420w psu
audigy 2 platinum sound card
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Old 06-16-2006, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Should be a problem with the motherboard or CPU. My guess is the CPU is a dud, and is constantly overheating, causing reboots.

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Old 06-16-2006, 02:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try a new motherboard. One Dell I fixed happened to have a overheating southbridge.
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Old 06-17-2006, 12:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like either a heat issue (as above), or PSU problem (not enough power/faulty).

How often does the computer restart? If its completley random, then i would presume a PSU problem, if only when the computer has warmed up, then a heat problem.
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