eric at emstraffic.com
Fri Apr 1 09:23:49 MST 2005
Had something similar happen to me, except the computer wouldn't power
on at all. Swapped every part, power supplies, power/reset switches and
cables, etc. Then I used a different hunk of metal (a.k.a. case) and it
seemed to work just fine.
Stephen Smith wrote:
> Flash back!
> About a year ago we had two computer do the same thing. Both began to
> randomly reboot. Both were running Windows on the desktop at the
> time. Our first impression was bad memory so we swapped it with known
> good memory...no good. Ponder. We then replaced the CPUs with known
> good CPUs...no good. Ponder, Ponder. Hard drive, its gotta be the
> hard drive. I've seen SCSI's do this though not IDE's or ATA's.
> Install, install...load Windows (reboot, reboot, reboot...you know the
> drill)...Nada! Mother board, must be the mother board!
> Replace,replace...still doing it. Hmm, hmm. Maybe its a bad NIC or
> other peripheral board. Pulled, them...didn't help. Power supply,
> its got to be the power supply. Mumble, grumble (ouch!)...what the
> heck, it still reboots!!! Hey, the only thing left is the case! Maybe
> the reset switch has gone crazy! Swap, swap...no good!
> Pulled the hard drives put .em on the shelf. Pulled the memory, put
> it on the shelf. Carried the carcass to the dumpster....Hey that
> It seems strange, that we could never get either of these two machines
> to stabilize. We've since reused the memory, the hard drives and the
> NICs, etc. in new configurations without problems. The only thing
> that we could figure was some CPU-Mother board interaction was causing
> the issue. BTW, both machines were build from components from a local
> supplier. Both were purchased at the same time. It was probably a
> bad lot!
> Good luck!
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