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Random restarts and shutdowns

By pioneerx01
Aug 12, 2007
  1. I know this topic is used a lot, but each have a unique problem; like mine...

    My dad's PC can not stay on line for more than 5-15sec at a time. I have ruled out the PSU (I got a new one) and anything that requires drivers. The only thing that is plugged into a mobo is mouse, keyboard, monitor, 1 ram stick (stick is OK I have 2), CPU, and NO HDD (the PC is not on enough to show me "no os found". I have feeling that the CPU is going out. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    How about thinking a bad motherboard? Try resetting the motherboards bios
     
  3. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 274

    would taking out the battery do it?
     
  4. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 274

    well I did that anyway. I got as far as the desktop, but then the computer started to shut down by itself. and back to square 1. any ideas?
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  6. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 274

    i highly doubt that it is an XP problem. I have taken out the HDD and I did not even get to a screen that says no OS found before the PC restarted again.
     
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