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Please save a computer's life

By joe ·
I have a computer on my network that shuts down for no reason. If does not matter what program a person is working in or doing, the system will reset itself. When it resets itself you can see the cd-rom activate, then the hard drive, but nothing ever comes on the screen. The computer needs to set for about eight hours before it will re boot properly. I have had the Video card checked (SIS 6326 AGP true color) and according to the tech that performed the tests, the card is functioning normally. I am so frustrated right now, that I am about to take a hammer to the computer and beat it to death. If you can help me I would appreciate it.

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by JParade In reply to Please save a computer's ...

It could be a heat issue. Try moving the PC to a different location or trying a new fan. Hope this helps, JAKE

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by Ann777 In reply to Please save a computer's ...

What kind of computer is it? Newer or Older? Have you looked into the BIOS ; is power management active? (if yes, and you are not using it, then disable it).

If a laptop, then I'd look toward battery problems or hibernation. If a desktop, I'dlook more toward power management.

Is this computer similar to the others in your network? Or is it unique? If it is similar, you might want to take another computer and swap components (esp. the video) and see if the problem follows the component. Or try another type of video card in the "misbehaving" computer.

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by pricepd In reply to Please save a computer's ...

I had this same problem. Sorry to say it was the motherboard. When the computer warmed up it somehow made a disconnect. I would say the hammer is the best thing for it at this point!

Sorry,

Preston

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by vopro In reply to Please save a computer's ...

I have heard of this sort of problem happening due to a faulty power supply. You can pick one up for cheap so if that's not the problem you won't be out a lot of money like you would be if it was the mother board.

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by zlitocook In reply to Please save a computer's ...

hey try this befor you kill the computer. I will send you a compleat check list of things to look for.

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