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By dxladner ·
Recently installed to a new second hard drive. Installed win xp on this hard drive. Now computer will spontaneously reboot at no specific time interval. I also recently upgraded my mobo, cpu, and new ram. a couple of months before installing my second hard drive. My computer was working fine until the new hard drive.

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by TheChas In reply to spontaneous reboot

It's possible that you need a larger power supply.

For PII, Socket 370, and slot A systems, 250 watts may be enough.

For anything newer, (P4, Athlon Socket A) you need at least 300 Watts, and possibly more.

The more hardware in your system,the larger a power supply you need.

Chas

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by dxladner In reply to spontaneous reboot

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by tlenocke In reply to spontaneous reboot

I had a PC that would Spontaneously reboot and it would happen after I installed Black Ice (Firewall) on Win XP. It did not happen right away but it was the only thing that was different on the PC. Possibly I had a virus because black ice is not agood fire wall in my opion.

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by dxladner In reply to spontaneous reboot

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by dxladner In reply to spontaneous reboot

Sorry about not enough info. I have a 350 Antec power supply. Chaintech Socket A Board. AMD XP 2200. 2 hard drives. 1 cd rom 1 cd writer; soundblaster card; nvidia geforce 4 ti 4200. Thanks, DL

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by niroopbelliappa In reply to spontaneous reboot

It points to a virus. Run a thourough virus check on your system and also check for your power integrity

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by Brien_Posey In reply to spontaneous reboot

The power supply could be inadequate for the hard drive, but just to be safe, I would go to www.hauriusa.net and download the free trial version of ViRobot Expert. This is the most thorough anti virus program that I have found yet.

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