+ 3 Votes Gremlin in the machine stopped liking you???????? OH Smeg Updated - 3 years ago However more likely a bad Power Connector somewhere so have you looked at the power lead s/Power Boards involved? Could also be something that is moving when you walk past that is resting on a power switch/plug or whatever and that ripple is causing the start stop process. Don't rule out loose wires in things like Plugs/Sockets either. Col + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer Slayer_ 1 year ago This actually made it worse, apparently the board doesn't like running in dual channel mode, putting back the 3 mismatched ram improved stability. However, the restarting seems to have fixed itself. + 1 Votes You don't live in a house with knob-and-tube wiring, do you? seanferd Updated - 3 years ago Or maybe you have an alien implant. But I'd check the wiring running to the socket to make sure that pressure on a spot in the floor isn't disrupting a circuit. I bet running the mains through a UPS would keep the computer from behaving this way, but it will eventually kill that if it is a wiring problem. ed. - (Or a power cord under the carpet?) Or do you, even while naked, walk around wrapped in copper wire? Maybe while shaking an iron rod? + 1 Votes The first thing that comes to my mind is.... Peconet Tietokoneet Updated - 3 years ago Static from the carpet interfering with the monitor. Do a test and see (if at all possible), raise the computer above the floor and place on a woodwork table. If the issue comes back i would suggest another power supply unit. + 1 Votes Oh Smeg's Gremlins idea sounds right... they don't like closed doors CG IT Updated - 3 years ago keep the door open, keep the gremlins[ mogwai ] happy... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnX6jqkTPVo&feature=fvwrel + 1 Votes Sounds like ESD oldbaritone 3 years ago Check the grounding on the cabinet, and make sure the electrical plug has a good ground. (PLEASE say they aren't using a "cheater plug" adapter, or just snapped the 3rd prong off because it wouldn't go into the 2-prong outlet in the old building...) Get some anti-static spray and spray the carpet around the cabinet. Get anti-static mats and put them around the cabinet. Be sure they are properly grounded. See #1 above... + 1 Votes Depends on the filter OH Smeg 3 years ago Some are single use only and then they need replacing, others can take several hits before expiring and then others are used to just divert Surges through Capacitors to earth. Here it depends on what the filter gets hit with as to what happens but that may be a starting point to work from. Col + 1 Votes I have added pictures to the original post Slayer_ 3 years ago I have added pictures to the original post http://trevorsarchives.selfip.net/temp/PC%20Pics/ + 2 Votes OK, a couple of points to try Deadly Ernest 3 years ago 1. The picture labelled 'Filter Box' - the white plug at the top doesn't seem to be fully seated. in the image the left hand side looks to be deeper in, as if the plug is on a slight angle. not sure if this will have much of an affect or not. 2. The boxes are too close together, move them as far apart as you can on that stand. There appears to be some space between them and the uprights, well push them apart and right up against the uprights. That will maximise the ventilation around them, thus the cooling effect of the air while reducing the risk of electro magnetic interference between the two systems. 3. The wiring, try to separate the data wires from the power wires, even if it means using some cable ties to run them in channels a few finger widths apart. this will minimise the risk of electromagnetic interference between the two as well. The power cables have a stronger and larger field around them to the rest and if close enough to the data cables, it can cause some troubles. 4. Check the cables for fine breaks in the wire within the cable. This can be done by carefully running the cable through your fingers while looking at it closely. Some breaks can occur in the copper inside without having a break in the covering plastic. 5. Apart from this an what the others have said, watch out for free radical electrons staging a revolution. + 1 Votes Very nice amitmaniar Updated - 3 years ago Thats an innovation. Just kidding !!! Check your RAM. Might be not plugged well. + 3 Votes Unplug dogknees 3 years ago Remove all except the KB, mouse and screen from the PC. Plug the PC into a socket and disconnect ALL other equipment in the area from the power. Then try it and if the ghost goes away, start adding one device at a time until he(she) returns. Also look for the Wakeon settings in your bios and disable those you don't need.