Please help comp restarting - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-14-2005, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1
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

brightgreen is offline  
Old 09-15-2005, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 813

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?
Associates Degree in IS

A+ Certified

Studying for Network+
BASSMASTER is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.