Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:00 AM
With a computer of that age I would look for bad capacitors, there was an industrial espionage incident that resulted in the market being flooded with caps that eventually failed. Electrolytic capacitors look like miniature soda cans, they should be flat on their top. A bad cap may have a domed top and may even have leaks at their base.
You might also look in the event viewer to see if anything is showing at those times.
Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. You never know when one will leave you.