Strange computer reboots :-{

Scott S wrote:
>
> Is this the OS needing to be reinstalled? Or may it be a deeper problem
> with maybe the motherboard? Anyone have any clues?

It sounds like a hardware issue to me. Check the fans and the power
supplies. I would think either the pc is overheating or that it is
suddenly running out of power.


Shena Delian O’Brien * http://www.darklock.com/shena/ The Graphics Kitty!

I don’t get it. At odd times (no rhyme or reason) one of our PCs just
reboots itself. There is no pattern at all here, online? Reboot. Just
starting the machine up for the day, then blam, reboot. Working in PSP,
blam, reboot. The PC can just be sitting there with nothing running and
whammo, it will reboot on its own.

Is this the OS needing to be reinstalled? Or may it be a deeper problem
with maybe the motherboard? Anyone have any clues?


Scott

Something WONDERFUL has happened!! 8-D
8/31/01

Classic system of a bad solder somewhere. It reaches the appropriate
temperature, then the connection is lost.

“Scott S” <Scott@_lessSpam_dohmation.com> wrote in message
news:01HW.B7E73959000276C50DC8EA90@www.darklock.com
> I don’t get it. At odd times (no rhyme or reason) one of our PCs just
> reboots itself. There is no pattern at all here, online? Reboot. Just
> starting the machine up for the day, then blam, reboot. Working in PSP,
blam,
> reboot. The PC can just be sitting there with nothing running and
> whammo,
it
> will reboot on its own.
>
> Is this the OS needing to be reinstalled? Or may it be a deeper problem
with
> maybe the motherboard? Anyone have any clues?
>
> –
> Scott
>
> Something WONDERFUL has happened!! 8-D
> 8/31/01

On Sun, 7 Oct 2001 22:11:55 -0400, Shena Delian O’Brien wrote (in message
<3BC10B6B.D11575F9@darklock.com>):

> I would think either the pc is overheating or that it is suddenly
> running out of power.

Any way to test the power supply other than just replacing it?


Scott

Something WONDERFUL has happened!! 8-D
8/31/01

On Tue, 9 Oct 2001 13:48:31 -0400, Ned Wolfenbarger wrote (in message
<9pvdep$gpl$1@www.darklock.com>):

> Classic system of a bad solder somewhere. It reaches the appropriate
> temperature, then the connection is lost.

Would it take over a year for this to happen?


Scott

Something WONDERFUL has happened!! 8-D
8/31/01

atx? there are little devices they make that you can plug in the psu and
test it out… cost like $10 or something… i forget who sells them
though, im sure many places do, but i see them all the time somewhere,
maybe pczones? not sure.

Tony Ranieri

“Scott S” <Scott@_lessSpam_dohmation.com> wrote in message
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> Any way to test the power supply other than just replacing it?

Possible – If the machine got shook, or even the fan could eventually
jar it loose.

“Scott S” <Scott@_lessSpam_dohmation.com> wrote in message
news:01HW.B7E942060002CCBB0DC91FD0@www.darklock.com
> On Tue, 9 Oct 2001 13:48:31 -0400, Ned Wolfenbarger wrote (in message
> <9pvdep$gpl$1@www.darklock.com>):
>
> > Classic system of a bad solder somewhere. It reaches the appropriate
> > temperature, then the connection is lost.
>
> Would it take over a year for this to happen?
>
> –
> Scott
>
> Something WONDERFUL has happened!! 8-D
> 8/31/01