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#1 Kurosaki-kun

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

This is the strangest problem I've EVER heard of. First my friend has a problem with her PC rebooting. At first it only happened when she browsed the internet, so I replaced the NIC as a test, didn't work. Replaced the hard drive because it kept generating file system errors, still not fixed.

Eventually she decided to buy a new PC so I hand picked the parts and built her a brand new one. Guess what, the new computer is doing the exact same thing. When I installed the software at my place everything was fine, and when I bring the PC back to my place after experiencing problems at her place, no problems. Tried a UPS to stabilize the AC power in the house, in the off chance that was the problem, still doesn't solve the problem. She also has a laptop that works fine.

Without going into pain-staking detail, I've only come up with one consistency, the house. The first and second PC worked fine at my place, not at hers, and that's it. I haven't tried EMF to rule that out. Ideas? Comments?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:24 PM

Does it only happen when she is using it? What happens if it's not plugged in to the network?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:42 PM

This PC is only turned on when she wants to use it. When it's turned on, she doesn't have to be actually "using it", it just reboots on its own, on its own schedule, whether it's plugged into the home network or not.




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