I have a Dell Dimension 4400 at it's factory level configuration... I am experiencing random reboots at many different intervals.
After reading the many posts on "random reboots" I suspect the following items to consider:
1. video card
3. power supply
I have addressed #4 and completely formatted the drive. I have also replaced the hard drive with a brand new drive.
Items 1-3,5 remain... and I am looking for a smart way to troubleshoot these items. The random reboots do not write an event to the event viewer in winxp... The reboots occur wether or not winxp or win2003 server is installed so I am leaning away from software and towards hardware. I have 384 mb of memory installed and I have read that the larger amt needs to be in slot 1 so I will check that.
Anyone have any good programs to use or experience with this type of thing?
Is anyone convinced that it's probably a power issue or temp? I stray away from these two causes only because it can be left on for many days idle and it does not reboot.. Memory, there are no running programs other than the o.s. so why all of a sudden would it just reboot unless I am working in a program?