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Comp. at work shutting off...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chum, Sep 20, 2003.

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  1. Chum

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    OK...this system had Win NT, a scuzy(sp?) controller card, dual pentium 3 CPUs, 512M Ram...it had 3 Seagate drives, (which from what I have been told...worked in tandem, somehow)...machine started shutting off after desktop would load. Too many people got involved in troubleshooting. One guy removed the harddrive controller card and hooked up another drive to the regular IDE and tried installing Win98...install went OK...but the machine still exhibits the same symptom (it will load the desktop...but if you try opening a program...or doubleclicking "my computer"...it just shuts off...we have also tried removing the memory sticks one at a time...no help. We have tried removing the processors one at a time...no help.
    I have went through the BIOS settings and can find nothing unusual.

    The mobo is an Abit...all I know about that.

    I have told them to try another power supply...so far they have not.
    Could a video card cause this kind of problem?

    One other symptom is "sometimes" when it shuts off and you turn it back on you get a beep code which seems to go like this...
    3second beep, 1second pause, 3 second beep, 1 second pause...and keeps repeating.
     
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