my brand new comp is rebooting every 10-15min

By parlee1980 ยท 20 replies
Jun 21, 2005
  1. HELP! my brand new comp is rebooting every 10-15min

    i have just finshed building my computer, used my friends oe windows xp home loaded it to my computer everything was fine. I went home pluged her in and it worked fine for about 10-15min. then all it dose is reboot dosnt matter what iam doing i could be on the web anything then it reeboots.I took it back over to my friends house and it runs fine no rebooting or anything. my question is could it be that are monitors are diffrent, he has a 17" dell flatt crt and i have a hp mx70 crt, could it be that my computer is set for his setings? question 2: should i just reinstall windows and start from scatch?
    help! :knock:
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Go to Device Manager and delete the Dell monitor. Re-start and Windows should detect the correct monitor. This will be a start.
  3. parlee1980

    parlee1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    HELP! my brand new comp is rebooting every 10-15min

    i have done that but still nothing, and every time i go to download the driver for my monitor it somthing from windows pops up saying its not a trusted logo

    need more help :hotbounce
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    That just means it is not signed by Micro$oft. Go to the manufacturers website and look for the latest driver.
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    That's strange, I've seen it load up a generic monitor before, and run with no problems. Could it be your mouse, or keyboard are giving you problems? Check the connections and make sure they are properly installed.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  6. parlee1980

    parlee1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Someone, anyone, help!​
  7. parlee1980

    parlee1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anyone who can help me out, what could cause this to happen in one location and not in another :knock:

    "update" it happens in both locations now :suspiciou
  8. jeffdogg

    jeffdogg TS Rookie

    by any chance are you running a wireless network, when i first started up my wireless network with a netgear wireless usb adapter my computer did the same thing usually about 10-15 min or before that even it would reboot. the installation cd installed the wrong driver for it so i had to install it manually.
  9. parlee1980

    parlee1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    im using wireless router but my conection is by ethernet cable and i havent installed my instaltion cd for my dsl carrer yet could this be a factor? at my friends house i didnt any internet conection and it works fine there! :bounce:
  10. parlee1980

    parlee1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    still kicking my A$#!

    its not the internet disconected from the net and still shuting off! :mad:

    heres my spec,

    2.8 cel d 533fsb
    elitegroup board
    256 ddr ram_______________only reg at 196mb :(
    10 g wd harddrive
    200 g maxtor harddrive
    liteon dvd-rw
    hp cd-rw
    ati 9200 se pci vid card _____problem with device maneger has ? beside it :(
    creative sound card
    powered by 300 w ps
    hp mx70 monitor
    7.1 logtech system
    micosoft multimedia keyboard_______drivers not yet down loaded :blush:
    kensington optical mouse___________drivers not yet down loaded :blush:

    anyone got any input !!!!!!!!!!!! :angel:
  11. jeffdogg

    jeffdogg TS Rookie

    when your pc boots back up do you get the "windows has recovered from a serious error" pop-up?
  12. parlee1980

    parlee1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i get it

    yeah i get that windows sign
    some time it asks me to start windows normal as well ! :stickout:
  13. jeffdogg

    jeffdogg TS Rookie

    try seeing how long your computer will run in safe mode :darth:
  14. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    I'd start by swapping the memory so that it was correctly recognised. Also what problem does Device Manager have with your graphics card? Try another driver.
  15. parlee1980

    parlee1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ill try swapping out my ram!
    ive tryed changing outlets its still rebooting :grinthumb
  16. parlee1980

    parlee1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    iam drawing staws

    ok i have reinstalled win once again with all new drivers, still rebooting ! :eek:

    iam starting to narrow it down though

    i did the hole f8 thing turned off the automatic reboot, it gave me errors its telling me check hard drive space wich has 50% still left on it and it also telling me to check video drivers wich ive already down loaded from ati!

    it also saying dump memory????????????? :confused:

    anyone know whats going on

    its not the out let, its not my power suply!
    the only other thing it could be is that my board req. ddr400,333,266 i was using only 133mhz iam going to try switching it out tonight! any input would help!! :grinthumb
  17. jeffdogg

    jeffdogg TS Rookie

    how good of a friend is it that built your computer? cause it kinda sounds funny how it works fine at his house but when you take it home it acts up, your friends know what the problem is he jus dont wanna say, maybe a joke maybe not but if it works fine at his house it should work just as well at yours. i think someone is tryin to burn ya :hotbounce
  18. jeffdogg

    jeffdogg TS Rookie

    or maybe it was just a faulty motherboard or something, like i said before you know that thing they call Manufacturer Warranty, i suggest you use it before goin any further, that might just be the problem dude. i know you dont wanna ship it out but you gotta do what cha gotta do right? :bounce:
  19. parlee1980

    parlee1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i gotter done

    :approve: ive got her taken care of, it was the memory!
    they shiped the wrong one. i tryed some i had laying around she works like a champ. damn memory!!!!!!!!!!!! :knock:

    i want to thank everyone that helped me out on my adventure :wave:
  20. casper_dude1

    casper_dude1 TS Rookie

    hmmm... memory? i'll try to troubleshoot my PC then
  21. jeffdogg

    jeffdogg TS Rookie

    ok hold on a cotton pickin second buddy, you said it worked like a dream at your friends house but not at yours. how does that work? did you switch the ram when you went there? that dont make much sence there, whats the deal? :monkey:
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