Win95 Spontaneous Rebooting
Posted on 1997-03-30
My wife's Win95 machine (Intel P-120) recently started rebooting apparently on its own. The rebooting occurs every 20-40 minutes, regardless of the applications running. I've checked the CPU fan, and it's running properly, so I doubt that it's a heat-related problem. Hoping to isolate the source, I did a Shift-F5 boot (clean), and left it at the DOS prompt for over an hour. During this time, the system did not reboot, so I'm led to believe that one or another Win95 driver is responsible.
On the other hand, I'm told that a CPU idling in DOS mode isn't going to generate as much heat as a CPU running Win95, so it may yet be a heat problem, and not a driver problem.
The only program recently installed on her machine was Quarterdeck's "Winprobe" software, which I uninstalled, hoping to correct the problem.
Since this didn't work, how can I hope to remedy this?
I'd hate to spend $150 on a new P-133 only to find out that it's a driver causing the problems.