PC REBOOTS FOR NO APPARENT REASON.
Posted on 2004-04-01
Working on an IBM Netvista, C900 on an Intel 810e mobo, 64mb ram, 30gb hdd, cd & floppy with build in nic.
The power supply went bad, replaced it and and then it would freeze up booting into windows (ME). Testing the harddrive found it to be bad. Replaced it, formatted and reinstalled Win2K Pro. Everything went fine. Booted up to the desktop. When I went to go into control panel to see what devices weren't set up properly, the computer reboots. Did this almost every time, sometimes it would just freeze completely. It would do this every time within 1-3 minutes. Sometimes without even touching the computer it would reboot. Tested the new harddrive, but it tests good. I tried three different sticks of memory with the same results.
I then reformatted the harddrive with Win98SE and it works fine for quite awhile, but still occasionly freezing up, and just once so far (after about 3 hours) has it rebooted itself.
I'm thinking that the motherboard might be a problem or even the CPU. Is there a good way to test these. I used IBM's pc doctor, but that says everything is fine. Besides, that is a dos program.
Any suggestions? I really want to put Win2K back on because this is in a small office network environment.