thefunkeymonkey

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Im not entirely sure where to post this as im not quite sure whats causing the problem. My pc reboots when it reaches windows (and sometimes at the long in screen). At first I assumed it was a heat issue but on restart my cpu temp posts at anywhere between 30-45c which is fine.

I cant think of any hardware reason for the fault, one day it just stoped working. Could it be a virus or a problem with the windows swap files (it has been around 9-10 months since i last formated)?

specs are:
Epox 8k3a+ (shipped bios version).
Althlon xp 2000
512mb pc2100 generic
256mb pc2700 kingstone
Radeon 9700
IBM deskstar (primary boot drive)
120gb Western Digital

Thanks for any advise!

Mark
 

scottchen

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Run memtest86 and troubleshooter just to make sure it's not hardware problem.

If that doesn't fix it, then ghost your drives, format, reinstall.

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scottchen

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Run memtest86 and troubleshooter just to make sure it's not hardware problem.

If that doesn't fix it, then ghost your drives, format, reinstall.

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thefunkeymonkey

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thanks endyen but the 2 modules have been working fine together for about a year with no problems. I have ran memtest86 in the past scottchen and it said both my modules were fine. Which troubleshooter do you recomend I run? I could try the modules invididualy to see if one of them is buggerd, if it gives me the same outcome then ill do that ghosting and format.

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P4Man

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Your modules working fine in the past doesnt mean they work fine now (I mean, your computer did boot into windows previously, didnt it ?)

Anyway, more likely than memory issues is either your PSU is failing, or what i'd bet my money on: bad caps.
<A HREF="http://www.badcaps.com/ident" target="_new">http://www.badcaps.com/ident</A>
Check your voltages in the BIOS, check your motherboard for bad caps. Its most likely one of both (even though a software issue/virus is not out of the question either, try booting safe mode, and run your AV software).

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