Weird Issue

By Lyonette ยท 6 replies
Jan 23, 2007
  1. Okay so I am having this weird problem with my computer, I'm pretty sure it's the power supply but not 100% certain

    My computer works fine, except the last 2 days it's turned itself off 3 times, the last time it happened it wouldn't turn back on, so I left it alone and tried one more time, and that time it turned on. So..... I dunno? I think the power supply might be going, or my system is overheating, what do you think?
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    It could be that your processor is overheating and your BIOS is set to shut down at a certain temperature. I just had some trouble of my own with a power supply, where my computer would light up, fans spin, but the hard drives wouldnt. Soon after replacing PSU, everything works fine. Check your BIOS for a max temp, and maybe increase it if it is a bit low. Also, check your event viewer (Start>control Panel> Administrative tools> Event Viewer) and see if you are getting "Bug Checks" or "Unexpected Shutdown" in the "System" area of the Event Viewer and post back
  3. Lyonette

    Lyonette TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a few weird ones:

    The process winlogon.exe has initiated the restart of JESSICA for the following reason: No title for this reason could be found
    Minor Reason: 0xff
    Shutdown Type: reboot


    TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

    these are from the day that it kept acting up
  4. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320


    In the event viewed, could you please list EVENT ID and the SOURCE
    Along with any codes that look like 0x0000008a or similar
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Dirty cpu fan, dirty power supply, heavily corrupted operating system, bad install of AOL or MSN, conflicts between drivers from Service Pack 1 and 2, along with the install of Internet Explorer 7.0... without the needed driver updates from the manufacturer, spyware... lots of things will cause it... and despite the claims of some on this forum, the power supply is usually not part of the problem unless the computer is used in intensive activity such as gaming and image editing.
  6. Lyonette

    Lyonette TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well I do use it for gaming and video/image editing alot, actually that's the main things I use it for and I think it was the power supply cause I switched it, and it's been good since, and I also think the fan died on the old power supply, because it was way hotter then it should be when it failed again, so I switched it.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    get a new power supply.
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