Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Dell Vostro 200 random reboots

Posted on 2008-10-23
2
1,482 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have 2 Dell vostro 200's on a small lan  among other Dell's(15 workstations). Both of them suffer from random reboot
that happen once every 1-3 days.

I checked the DELL forums and the issue is listed by quite a few:
http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dim_other&message.id=352203&query.id=60950#M352203

yet no helpful response

I have disabled Automatically Restart under System Failure in System Properties as well as enabled Write event to administrative log before the latest crash. nothing shows up in logs but informative notices and w32time errors which dont seem to be related to the issue.

There is no blue screen, just a full system reboot.
The battery backup is working fine.


They are still under warranty but I'd like to exhaust my possibilities before returning them to the manufacturer.

I'll try and run memtest86 on it today and post an update. For now let me know if you had a similar problem and if so how did u manage it.

Let me know if u got any ideas.
0
Comment
Question by:Anti-Mhz
2 Comments
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 22788583
Did you check the outlets where these are plugged in to make sure the voltage is steady? You also need to check if any heavy appliance or malfunctioning equipment is on the same circuit. Running them off a UPS would be one way to do this.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
st5486 earned 250 total points
ID: 22843844
Hi, it could be that your hardware, i.e CPU / GPU is overheating and is causing your laptop to reboot / shutdown. I recommend installing a utility such as CoreTemp to monitor the temperatures of your main components. Let me know what the temperatures are, I had a similar problem with my laptop.
0

Featured Post

Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Home Optimum Online Internet timeout problems. DNS issue? 36 2,358
Password Protect Network folders 2 30
PC trouble to connect to file server 6 38
Asset Management Tracking 1 16
Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question