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Computer Reboots on it's own!

Discussion in 'Games' started by sweets1981, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. sweets1981

    sweets1981 Thread Starter

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    My computer will reboot on it's own while i am playing games on yahoo. It happens out of the blue with no warning at all. There are plenty of resources when it does this. Anyone have any idea's what might cause this?
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. NameTooLong

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    What's your OS and all that good stuff?
     
  3. sweets1981

    sweets1981 Thread Starter

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    Dell optiplex
    win98se
    192mb ram
    10 gig hdd
    600 mhz

    (if need more just ask:D )
     
  4. buckaroo

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    Could be an overheating problem. Athlons are more sensitive to thermal issues than pentiums, though I believe Dell only uses pentiums. Anyway, you may want to open up your case, make sure your CPU fan is working as well as your power supply fan. Clean out any dust with compressed air. With the case open, direct a room fan on it and run your pc as you normally do when it reboots and see if it still does it with air blowing on it. :)
     
  5. sweets1981

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    Thank you for your advice buckaroo it's a celeron III thank you i will try that.:D
     
  6. RSM123

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    Hello,

    Further to the above, the most common causes for reboots are :

    Overheating.

    Inadequate Power Supply.

    Incorrect / Corrupt Video Card Drivers.


    You might like to try looking here for similar posts / poss. solutions if the above reply about heat doesn't pan out.

    http://www.annoyances.org

    They have a forum and troubleshooting sections.


    You might also like to get this system diagnostic tool if you don't have it - its similar to Belarc Advisor.

    http://www.aida32.hu/features/

    This was posted on this forum recently under 'Tips.' I think.


    Anyway, Hope You Get It Sorted.



    Have A Good Weekend.


    RSM123.
     
  7. sweets1981

    sweets1981 Thread Starter

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    RSM123

    Thank you so much for you help as well. :D
    and you have a good weekend too.
     
  8. buckaroo

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    Good advice from RSM123, and thanks for that annoyances.org link. :)
     
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