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By joy ·
PIII 550 has ran fine for years, nt 4.0 sp 5
Lately it reboots in AM, not on long enough for "heat" problem. Humid in florida, very
little static problems. Replaced power supply already.

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by dmiles In reply to Random reboots

Ruling out the other possible causes of heat and power supply,has their been a time whereas the computer has been spiked by lighting which would show no immediate effects,which may have caused a problem to the cpu,or the motherboard has a problem.
Check the power switch
Check for virus
disable the power management,and see if this has any effect

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by joy In reply to Random reboots

Power switch replaced, still happens.No virus found. Disabled power management still did it.
Another recommended hdd replacement if older than three yrs, and this seems to have worked (4 days so far)

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by Geek2D In reply to Random reboots

If you don't already, you need a battery backup system APC makes some nice ones. The problem could likely not even be the PC, yet. In home power is not always the most stable supply for your PC, spikes and drops can both cause what you are describing and can eventualy kill your PC. Since you have had to replace the power supply once already, I would spend the extra money to protect it.

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by joy In reply to Random reboots

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by joy In reply to Random reboots

PC has APC power protection on it, the building has grounded outlets especially for computers. We also have a generator so machines are not constantly switching on to APC during storms.

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by Ann777 In reply to Random reboots

Check you hdd for errors. This computer is 3+ years old... and if your hdd has never been replaced (and it is used constantly) you may be experiencing power spin down issues with the hdd.

A "spin down" is a slowdown of the motor on the hdd... it can and does cause intermittant reboots (usually you can hear the slowdown). Check for loose power cables connected to the hdd; make sure that all cables are secure.

You might consider backing up and replacing that hdd (they are rather inexpensive now) and seeing if that resolves the entire problem.

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by joy In reply to Random reboots

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by rsnod64 In reply to Random reboots

This could be also caused by a virus. Update and run your virus software.

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by rsnod64 In reply to Random reboots

Another possible cause is having the wake-on LAN enable. I have seen this in people having it enabled and being connected on the Inet through either cable, DSL, or network. The computer receives erroneous signals that is interpreted as a signal for the wake-on LAN.

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