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constant annoying reboots

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blixa, Nov 11, 2001.

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  1. blixa

    blixa Thread Starter

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    hi, heres the prob......web surfing is no problem at all, but anything else causes a reboot. whether its me playing half-life, my wife playing solitaire, or my kids playing jump start games, after 5-10 minutes the pc will reboot. there is no question of "if" it will reboot this time, its "when." i have run scan disc, and defragged. i have pulled memory one by one to see if thats the prob, but it still reboots. i recently upgraded to win 2000 with sp2, but i was having the same problems with win 98. it just started one day and has yet to end. any help would be appreciated as i cant count the number of times per day i hear "stupid computer", or "i hate this computer", or "dad, will you just buy a playstation already."
    compaq presario 5441
    amd k6-2 475mhz
    128 ram
    win2k sp2

    thank you, blixa
     
  2. anglin_fool

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    This sounds like your power supply is going bad. Forum?
     
  3. blixa

    blixa Thread Starter

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    i didnt even know that was possible. couple questions....how does a power supply go bad? how do i find out what kind of power supply i have? are they expensive? thank you for your input, blixa





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  4. PC_DISK1

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    Power supplys go bad, not to often but it happens. You can check the back of the computer where the fan is and see if it is spinning. I would also check the cpu fan. If its a home PC you probably have a 230watt ATX. But you should double check.
    Good Luck
     
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