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Old 09-14-2005, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Please help comp restarting

I bought a barebones set from tiger direct for my MOTHER-IN-LAW. After putting it all together the computer will restart when it tries to open windows. It first was doing it when trying to boot from windows install. So I installed windows using my PC.
Now it’s restating before windows loads. It is flickering(for a micro-second) the blue windows screen that tells you it is shutting down your computer to prevent damage, right before it restarts.
Items of note:
It’s an Athlon 3000, however it is saying it’s running at 1733 MHz on the memory testing screen. Also on the memory testing screen it say (secondary IDE channel no 80 conductor cable installed)
Also I don’t think the processor is overheating. It’s running at 160 F.
Any ideas?

It’s running XP home

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Old 09-15-2005, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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160 F is pretty damm hot for a computer that's just booting up. That could easily be the problem.

Try taking everything you don't need out. Only leave the hdd, cpu and memory. Can you boot into safe mode?
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