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Win98 SE Reboots Every Three Hours

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I have a win98 SE box that reboots every three hours consistantly. I cannot figure it out. I have run CCleaner, Hijack this Ad-Aware and Spybot SD with no luck. I also did a reinstall of win98 and shut off scheduled tasks HELP!!!!
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It looks like overheating.

Have you checked all fans are working? Cleaned all dust, lint, etc.?

Also... open the box, point a working fan to its interior and test run it.

If the increased air flow solves the problem you know it's overheating.

Good luck.

Zee
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check you pwr settings both in the bios (maybe try turning off ACPI) & in win98 chk pwr settings as well as device pwr settings in device manager.
make sure you don't have any pgms running that might be causing this, so manually check your startup areas using msconfig.
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does it do the same in safe mode?
was the reinstal a repair install? if yes : you may need a fresh install
If hardware is suspected, i would disconnect or disable devices in the bios to test
you can also swap devices, if you have any
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to be sure it is hardware, i would run from the knoppixx cd, and test. if that reboots also, it is hardware
ftp://ftp.uni-kl.de/pub/linux/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V4.0.2CD-2005-09-23-EN.iso
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Yes

I checked power settings & msconfig everything else I could think of. I think It must be some new trojan that hasn't been dicovered yet as it reboots exactly on the minute every time. I guess the only thing is a fresh install to get rid of this problem.
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Have you checked Scheduled Tasks?

I wonder if it is set to turn off... at a certain moment or time.

Not very likely but I wonder.

Zee
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did you run housecall ?   http://housecall.trendmicro.com/    
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You say that you shut off Task Scheduler.
Did you open Task Scheduler and access the "Advanced" Menu to set it to "Stop Using Task Scheduler", and then reboot?
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It was a bad strip of ram
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strange . . after 3 hours ?
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