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Constant Re-boot Attempts


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#1 Tweener

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 04:10 PM

I have a Compaq box running WinXP completely updated to the latest service pack and all security patches. A few days ago it would enter shutdown mode by itself displaying the "Windows is shutting down", "saving your settings" messages and then re-boot after a minute or two. The next day the boot process wouldn't even complete before power cut out. Today, I replaced the power supply with no effect. I have removed all peripherals and internal add-on cards except keyboard, mouse, monitor. Power is now supplied only to the mobo, floppy, HD and CDR/W. The problem persists. Any ideas?
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Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:40 PM

Problem solved. The computer evidently took a power-surge hit last weekend. Replaced the motherboard and all is well.

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:53 PM

Glad to hear you got your problem solved, Tweener.
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:21 PM

Hi Tweener! Don't forget to protect your cable connection also. Lightning/power surges can travel from the coax cable into the network - I've fried several LAN cards, a mobo, and a TV card this way.
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