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Old 07-10-2005, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Random rebooting computer


One of my computers is having a little problem. At random times, it will just reboot. I noticed the problem about a month ago when it would just reboot at random times.

I decided that possibly the hard drive was corrupted. I decided to reinstall windows. Well sure enough, I got it to boot up, and to format, and after the format, it said it would reboot to go to the GUI install. I said great it's working. It rebooted but then froze at the black windows xp screen where the little blue bar comes across. Then it would reboot on it's own. It would just continue to reboot over and over.

I decided that the hard drive had a back boot sector. I replaced the hard drive. Now, it reboots during the initially loading of the IDE drivers and RAID drivers and etc when I install windows. And it just does it over and over never in the same place.

What is wrong with this thing?


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Old 07-10-2005, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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psu or overheat

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Old 07-10-2005, 07:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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psu or overheat

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or you could have memory issues. These are the three things I would look into. When it freezes, put your finger by the cpu and judge if you think its running to hot. An aftermarket HS and fan could solve the problem for a low cost. Check it out and let us know!!
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Ok, I will look into that stuff. This computer is an IBM Netvista that was designed to have a certain fan and etc. I think if it is overheating, there is obviously a problem and a heatsink or fan isn't going to fix it.
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