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By peter ·
Hi everyone,

I have just fdisked and reformatted my drive, 8.4 gig, win 98se boot disk, on trying to install win98 the machine keeps restarting, do you think it could be the power supply?, it's a mystery to me. No problems with PSU before, only now.

Regards

Peter

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by finalscore4to1 In reply to P.C. keeps restarting

remove any cards from pc
use different boot disk to install
go to bios set default values.
try that.

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by peter In reply to P.C. keeps restarting

Thank you for your advice, it worked a treat, Cheer mate

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by dmiles In reply to P.C. keeps restarting

This may not be the CPU,but a motherboard or CPU problem that is causing the system to reboot.Try updating the BIOS,if the CPU has overheated in some way it will begin to act in this manner,of rebooting.

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by peter In reply to P.C. keeps restarting

see above but thanks anyway

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by geroxx In reply to P.C. keeps restarting

The answers above are good quick fixes... If they are the problem.

But, I would agree that you should also eliminate the PS as the problem by swapping it out with a new one. If you PS is over 2 years old it sure could start giving you some problems. The bad thing is that using a voltmeter will not always catch a flakey PS. And for the cost of a new 250w P.S. ($40 to $50) is sure is a nice thing to have when the PS really does crater.

HTH

Gary Gill




After you eliminate that problem

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by peter In reply to P.C. keeps restarting

Thanks, but the first answere fixed my problem.

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by peter In reply to P.C. keeps restarting

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