My computer keeps restarting

By fucinpunk
May 11, 2008
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  1. Hi there. I just finised upgrading my computer...switched cases, processors, and added a tuniq tower 120 with some new fans and fan controller. The rest of my computer has stayed the same. I hooked everthing up just as I did, when I first built the computer about a year ago. Everything seemed fine until after the POST...It won't even make it to the windows startup screen. It just restarts.

    I played with alot of different things and I am pretty sure it is related to the hard drives somehow. Currently I have a western digital 80 gb (IDE) and a 320 gb (SATA). The only reason I am still using the IDE drive is because I couldn't get windows to load properly on the other when I built it. Seems like a very similar problem.

    I'm running windows xp pro...it was installed on the 80 gb, but while I was trying to fix the problem, I deleted windows and tried to re-install it...still no luck.

    Any help on this matter would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,457   +135

    The motherboard might be shorting to the case. Try running the board outside the case and see if it runs normally
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