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Pc's rebooting on own.

By bmcelmury ·
We are having a problem a few of our pc's rebooting on there own. They are on a network that is running Win NT. The servers are not setup to reboot any networked system. Any suggestions. P.S Could it be possible that there is a windows update that is not loaded. The systems vary, one is a 266 dell w/Win95 loaded. The other is a dell 400 w/win98 loaded. Both are XPS mini towers.

Thanks for anr info.
Brian McElmury

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by todd In reply to Pc's rebooting on own.

3 things I would suggest.
1.)Have you added any hardware to the system, that may be causing the power supply to get overloaded? This could cause your problem.

2.) Is there enough ventilation around the PC? and is the room kept at a reasonable temperature? (under 75 degrees)? Over heating can cause this.

3.) lastely... Run a virus check and see if any remote control trojans are on the system. Like back-oriface. With these programs on the system, someone can force your system to reboot remotely.

Good luck...

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by bmcelmury In reply to Pc's rebooting on own.
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by scndtnr In reply to Pc's rebooting on own.

You might also want to check the CPU fans

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by bmcelmury In reply to Pc's rebooting on own.
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by Its a secret In reply to Pc's rebooting on own.

The power supply fan could also be the culprit. I have seen where the power supply fan is not operating properly, and causes the machine to mysteriously reboot.

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by bmcelmury In reply to Pc's rebooting on own.
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by ron_parker In reply to Pc's rebooting on own.

I have run across this due to video driver/chipset. Change the driver to "Standard VGA" disply adapter driver to eliminate the possibility of this.

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by L J Quick Sr In reply to Pc's rebooting on own.

VPV
Video, power, virus.
1) Check for updated video drivers or use a basic generic.
2) Check power supply output, fans, air flow, do not overlook a bad wall power outlet, try another. Check output from surge protector or the source your system is plugged into. I would be looking for a power drop somewhere.
3) Run a good updated anti-virus program. F-Prot,Innoculate & Thunderbyte.
**** Luck, hope this helps.

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