Computer keeps freezing? Motherboard problem?
Posted on 2004-11-03
Here is my problem. I have an IBM Netvista 6579-K9U.
The warranty just ran out on these machines, and they have been given me headaches for the past two weeks.
So I have the following:
PIII 797 MHz
12 GB HDD
My problem started on Monday, the machine was randomly rebooting?
I ran a virus scan (clean), adaware, spybot, spysweeper, all good.
I switched the Ram it continued to reboot
I switched the power supply, it continued to reboot.
Now I am wondering if it’s the motherboard. So since switching the power supply it is now randomly freezing. I can’t use the keyboard or mouse. And I am not using heavy programs, just typing in EE it froze. I tried using a USB modem but when I rebooted I got a configuration error, mouse not installed. So I went into the bios changed it to installed. Verified the USB was set to automatically detect keyboard and mouse, but it wouldn’t boot (kept getting 2 beeps then config error), until I used the ps2 mouse.
Now the machine is freezing on average about every 3 minutes.
Device Manager doesn’t show any errors.
Not sure what to do or how to test the motherboard. Please help.