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Instant Restart

by DigitalFrost / September 4, 2008 6:41 AM PDT

Hello CNET ^^
So here's the situation,been a while now,everytime I open my computer it instantly restarts at the login screen,window XP load screen or the Intel screen,it's really annoying ! =@
I have to open the computer at least 20 times before it finally gets to my Desktop screen >.>
I think the problem might be with the CD Driver check,I noticed every time my computer restarts the light of the DvD & CD Driver flash,i'v opened my computer,I didnt see any wire not well plugged.
Help me =( This is really frustrating

-DigitalFrost(Using Win XP sp2 btw)

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by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 4, 2008 6:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Instant Restart

1. Open up the computer and make sure all cables are plugged in correctly.

2. Because overheating can cause the issue, while you're inside the computer tower, use compressed air to blow dust away from the processor, the heatsink, the power supply , and all the fans.

3. After following the steps above, try pointing a house fan at the compute innards and run the computer with the fan on. Does it help?

4. If none of the above helps, I then replace the power supply.

Hope this helps.


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by DigitalFrost / September 4, 2008 11:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Suggestions...

My computer do a lot of noise,which is probably overheating,would make sens,were can I get a cheap can of compressed air and for how much?

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(NT) Check Your Local Computer or Electronics Store
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 5, 2008 7:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Overheating
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Price range
by DigitalFrost / September 5, 2008 12:15 PM PDT

Before I go to a Local Computer store I would like to know just a average price.Like are we talking a thing you just grab for 5-10$ or we talking about 30$+

But i'll open my computer and check if the screws of the powersupply are not removed,because last time I unscrewed my power supply to remove the most dust I could with a kleenex =/

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Here the shop counter price is 120 minimum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 12:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Price range
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Unable To Check With Google?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 1:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Price range
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Not a dust problem
by DigitalFrost / September 6, 2008 7:25 AM PDT

I blowed all the dust from the PowerSupply and Processor,same results.
I'v went on this link the 2nd poster gave me(sorry dont remember your name =p),unchecked the auto-restart.I'll let you know with the results

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