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    random reboots

    i have just built a machine and i am having constant irregular reboots
    i have so far eliminated the ram and hard drives what else could be the problem
    spec as folows

    pentuim4 3.00ghz (northwood)
    1gb of ocz ram with the heatspreaders
    2 x samsung spinpoint 250gb hdd(not raided)
    gainward golden sample 6800gs 512mg
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    win xp sp2
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    What kind of emergency would need Windows 95? I think you are already in a bad state of emergency when your backup plan is Windows 95.
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    heat and drivers. make sure everything is well ventilated and that the cpu heatsink is making good contact with the cpu. update your drivers, all of them.
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    none of my temps go above 40 degrees
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    have downloaded all latest drivers from msi web site
    downloading forceware 91.28 from nvidia now previosly had 84.21
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    Any bluescreens, error msgs etc when it reboots?

    Also check your eventlog to see if anything interesting appears after an unexpected reboot, if so that could point you to what is causing it

    Check your psu voltages also (i.e lower/higher than fault threshold)
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    no error messages,blue screens of anything in the event log psu is well within threshold
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    Totally random reboots or when doing certain things i.e gaming, decripting etc etc

    Also, may sound obvious but dont forget to do a good old fashioned virus scan!
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    ** Ignore i didnt read the whole topic **

    Also to turn on BSOD on XP (or turn off auto reboot...)

    Control Panel -> System (In "classic" style)
    -> Performance & Maintance -> System

    System -> Advance tab, then the Start up and Recovery settiings button. -> remove the tick box from Automatically Restart shoulw give you a better idea.
    Last edited by d3vil; 01-06-2006 at 06:02 PM.

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    already did turn on the bsod. anyway i found out theat its was the capacitors on the motherboard that was bulging so it's getting rma'ed back to msi
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
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