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PC restarts itself

By jmedpc ·
I have a pc (win98SE)that just decides on it's own to intermittently restart itself on it's own. When it does, it's almost as if I hit the power button as it boots up again. Sometimes it happens 2-3 times a day, some days none at all.

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by calves In reply to PC restarts itself

You're using W98 SE, I assume your machine is relatively new. If your motherboard uses Intel chip, Go to this site and find out why your machine is rebooting.

http://support.intel.com/support/mth/

Good Luck!

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by jmedpc In reply to PC restarts itself

The problem ended up being related to bad switches (both power and reset) in the PC. We've replaced them and the problem hasn't happened. Thank you for your help.

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by rmikel In reply to PC restarts itself

I have seen this happen several times. Everytime I have seen this problem
it has either been a faulty power supply or a bad processor. If you have a spare power supply that you know is good then replace the the power supply in your computer with the spare and see if that fixes the problem. If this does not fix the problem then if you have a good spare processor you can replace the processor in your computer with the spare to see if this fixes the problem.
The last time I saw this probelm I had to replace the processor. Hope this information helps you out.

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by jmedpc In reply to PC restarts itself

The problem ended up being related to bad switches (both power and reset) in the PC. We've replaced them and the problem hasn't happened. Thank you for your help.

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by provxr In reply to PC restarts itself

I would double-check your CPU heatsink/fan.
It's my experience that a lot of times this happens something obstructed the fan, or it failed.

If the machine is still rebooting try a new CPU. Once upon a time, our store used Cyrix 6x86MX chips. (I know...eeewww!) Certain chips would just reboot. Put 'em on the RMA shelf.

Could also be a problem with the motherboard. Possibly a voltage regulation problem, maybe a cold solder joint coming apart.

Good Luck with it,

Tim

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by jmedpc In reply to PC restarts itself

The problem ended up being related to bad switches (both power and reset) in the PC. We've replaced them and the problem hasn't happened. Thank you for your help.

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by Al Hedstrom In reply to PC restarts itself

If you're using a Compaq, disable the advanced power saver in the BIOS. It may conflict with the Win power saver found in the desktop properties. Or contact compaq for a softpaq update (www.compaq.com).

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by jmedpc In reply to PC restarts itself

The problem ended up being related to bad switches (both power and reset) in the PC. We've replaced them and the problem hasn't happened. Thank you for your help.

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by terrance.grossmith In reply to PC restarts itself

I would definitely try checking out the processor cooling fan. It may be rebooting because the processor is getting too hot. Make sure you have a fan that is adequate for cooling the type of processor you have. If not, I suggest buying one that is...they are relatively inexpensive. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

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by jmedpc In reply to PC restarts itself

The problem ended up being related to bad switches (both power and reset) in the PC. We've replaced them and the problem hasn't happened. Thank you for your help.

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