2 PCs Crashing Always Early Morning!
Posted on 2006-11-30
I have a baffling issue.
At our company we have 2 PC's which are located in the factory (ground floor office).
Both are completely different machines, one is an AMD Athlon 2600+, 512mb RAM, 40GB HDD. The other is a Dell Precision 380 workstation Pentium D 930, 1GB RAM, 200GB HDD which is quite new.
Both running XP Professional and have been totally overhauled (chkdsk, defrag, win updates, driver updates, internal cleanup, hardware diagnostics).
What we have is both machines seem to crash without fail nearly every morning, and ONLY in the morning (before 8:00).
On the AMD machine it happens after the user logs on, the machine gives blue screen dump and reboots. On the Dell machine, it happens either at the logon, or when left logged on for a couple of minutes.
I have been unable to recreate the crash on either machine throughout the day, have rebooted at least 20 times on each and run lots of diagnostics on RAM, HDD etc.
As a precaution I have placed surge protectors on both machines, and also a MAX - MIN thermometer in the room as I wonder if this is a temperature issue. The temperature does not seem to get below 10 degrees C.
Any ideas? Or is it just an irritating coincidence?