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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 Denis A. Bilas In reply to Pc's rebooting on own.

A UPS conencted to PC via COM-port can reboot system if the power supply is bad, or just because of a problem with UPS itself. Disconnect UPS from COM-port and see if the problem persists.

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

Keep it simple:
Search on the websites of Dell and Microsoft.
I'm almost certain that there is a patch available for his problem.

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

Be sure your machine has proper ventalation and the CPU fan is running at a good speed. Just because it is quiet doesn't mean it is working at optimal preformance. AND YES! there is a patch for the known problem in Win98 to misterioulst reboot. Isee it happen on a few of my NT 4 servers to. (service packs 5 and 6 only that I have noticed. DOUBT it is a virus w/ much confidence. You may be ghaving driver issues to. Running an old Driver on a new OS could cause some 3rd party issues. Download the 3rd part update from windows. update.com
So CPU getting hot
driver conflicts
and
there is a problem w/ win98

I say driver conflicts in your case. Get all the lates drivers from the manufacturer or utilize the cabs from a win98 2ndedition or Win2000 millinium or server to get the best ones for your OS's


GOOD LUCK!

Redmond, WA

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

First a few unanswered questions need to be asked. When are they rebooting on their own? When people are using them? When they aren't being used? Also are they rebooting when people are using a specific network or local application? Do you run any remote maintenance like a defragger or virus checker?

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by sterl9 In reply to Pc's rebooting on own.

I have had the same problem with a couple of my pc's. If you have tried various patches and checked for conflicts etc, take the case off one off the pc's and have a close look at the capacitors near where the power supply is plugged in to motherboard, if you see any that have leaked (there will be like small brown deposits around the botton of it) it is a sure sign that it has failed, and will cause irregular reboots. Capacitors over time dry out and fail.

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