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emachine restarts it self

By fheap ·
help please ,I have this emachine 366C and it keeps rebooting itself when Iam in windows ,its ok if im in straight dos but when i go into windows its reboots and its not consistent ,it may run fine for 30 min or only run for 30 seconds,any help would be great thanks

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by megasurfer In reply to emachine restarts it self

I fix a lot of PC's and it has been my experience that the most common causes of this problem are overheating, and a power supply going bad. Check all of your cooling fans. Make sure that all of them are running properly. Replace the power supply with a good quality 400W or greater supply.

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by an_it_guy In reply to emachine restarts it self

Just to add to megasurfer says.. sometimes this happens even when there is dirt in the RAM slots. Remove RAM modules, clean the slots & modules, and replace them back. see if this stops the prob. Make sure u take care abt statics etc. dont touch them as soon as u power-off the system.

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by cglrcng In reply to emachine restarts it self

It used to be the most common...Well until Blaster & Sasser worms came along. Is this perchance a machine running Win2K or higher....If so then it probably is a worm, not heat related.

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