Help- a new customer brought me his computer, a Compaq Presario S5200NX, saying that after awhile the computer will randomly restart.
My first guess was too many processes running in the background, which there were 61, so I closed down all but 32. He says that this helped but did not solve the problem.
I set up his machine on my work bench and started the Sisoft Sandra 2005 burn in program I used to burn in new computers. It ran for three days-no problem.
I then switch to Prime95 which it has been running all day today. No problems.
I have scanned for viruses and spyware/adware-everything is clean.
I do not detect any unusual overheating.
It has not restarted with me-I can't seem to reproduce the problem.
Only difference in my house and his-he has broadband internet and I have dialup
Any thoughts would help-I have my suspects, but I can't afford to start swapping parts at random.