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Random reboots and crashes...

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by parkermax, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. parkermax

    parkermax Member

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    This happens all the time...
    I click on an icon (ie.. Recycle bin) or hit a key on the comp and BAM ,... reboot!
    what could it be...?
    I JUST reformatted, and it didnt change much...
    I have XP 1 gig of RAM
    Athlon XP 2600
    could it be a virus...
    I also have this same error occur when I am in 3d games too
    I tried updating EVERY driver...
    no luck
    I tried a RAM mem test
    they say they passed...
    I am out of ideas...
    please help me out here
    this has been going on for months! :)
    thx
    Matt
     
  2. boob

    boob Guest

    boot in safe mode and check it out.
     
  3. parkermax

    parkermax Member

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    ok.. if I boot in safe mode, then what...?
    Do I simply wait for a crash...?
    I wouldn't knoww hat to do once in safe mode... the crashes are random and arbitrary...
     
  4. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    1 your in the wrong forum, should be in pc hardware below.
    2 see if can borrow a psu to see if that is causing the problem.
    3 reseat all cards, ram & cables(both data & power) to the motherboard & drives.
    4 check that the cpu fan is running right & cpu is not overheating.
    5 check all the cans(capacitors) on motherboard are flat top & not domed.
     
  5. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Teleported.
     
  6. pulsar

    pulsar Active member

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    I have to agree with ddp on this one. It sounds like either a heat/cooling issue, or a PSU prob.
     
  7. jaydeeX3

    jaydeeX3 Guest

    i agree with DDP as well....and do u have any type of virus protection....cause that as well can be the problem, if all other steps in previous post fail...if you do what antivirus software are you using...
     

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