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By pauld ·
I have a Asus P4B533-E motherboard with a P4-2.26G CPU, 2 Maxtor 40 Gig harddrives in a Raid 1 setup, running Win98SE for our office server. Recently the system began shuting off for no reason. I removed the Raid configuration and attached the maindrive to the IDE bus. Windows came up with windows protection errors, requiring reboots. I verified that the fans were all running and reseated the video card (the only card). I then reinstalled Win98SE. Everything worked fine for about 2 hours and the cycle started again. The case, power supply, motherboard and CPU are all less that 9 months old. Any ideas, suggestions, etc would be helpfull.

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by timwalsh In reply to Spontaneous Rebooting

New components do fail straight out of the box sometimes. I had a similar problem with a brand new Dell that turned out to be a failed power supply.

Try reseating everything: CPU, memory, power connectors, etc.

If that doesn't fix the problem, you might try switching in known good parts you have access to spare parts, if you have access to spare parts.

Unless the Windows GPF error messages can be decipherd and point you to a specific component (hardware or software), you will needto resort to trial and error.

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by pauld In reply to Spontaneous Rebooting

Memory Card was bad. Replaced and problem disappeared.

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by Captain Krunch In reply to Spontaneous Rebooting

Sounds like something is heating up. Check the CPU temperature when it starts acting up. Make sure that the vents haven't been clogged up and that you don't have a ribbon cable blocking airflow to the CPU fan. For a start anyway.
Hope this helps.

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by julioairizar In reply to Spontaneous Rebooting

I have seen sometime one problem like this one and in that case was the power supply fan not working well. When booting the computer he start working normal, but when pass some time he stop at all. I dont know, may be this is your case.

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