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By arod35 ·
I am running windows 98 with a PII, recently my computer has taken it upon itself to reboot inadvertantly whenever it feels like it. I could be in the middle of an application or it may reboot several times when I first turn on the machine. What could be the issue?
Thank you for your attention.

Antonio Rodriguez

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by TheChas In reply to Stuck on rebooting

If not a virus, random re-boots are often a sign that the power supply is either over-loaded, or beginning to fail.

Depending on the number of plug-in cards, drives, and amount of RAM, you can easily exceed the output of a 250Watt supply.

It would also be a good idea to check your cooling fans.
If either the CPU, or power supply cooling fan is bad, you should consider replacing both the fan and the device.

Chas

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by arod35 In reply to Stuck on rebooting

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by chriswales In reply to Stuck on rebooting

Definately check your fans and operating temps (if BIOS allows.)

I had the fan on a power supply stop and it overheated the system (after a few hours of usage) and the system would show the same problem you're having (off/on, reboot itself, freeze)

Another thing to check is any software you may have added recently and the PowerMode settings.

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by gbuck In reply to Stuck on rebooting

Recently I had the same problem after a memory upgrade. Defective memory or incompatible memory
could be the problem.

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by Choppit In reply to Stuck on rebooting

Have you installed any new software or updates recently?

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