Edited by Asukiy, 30 July 2007 - 07:05 AM.
System reboots whilst starting up.
Posted 29 July 2007 - 02:54 AM
Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:15 AM
Do you know the name of the manugacturer of the hard disk. If not, open the computer box, check and report back. I'll direct you to a link where you can download and create a bootable hard disk test program.
Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:15 AM
I just ran the memory test and there were no errors. I did have to reset the machine half way through as the first time I tried the test it froze up. Perhaps it could be a faulty PSU? I don't really have a lot of experience so I can't tell. My HDD is made by Maxtor. Would be great if you could give me a link.
Edited by Asukiy, 29 July 2007 - 10:24 AM.
Posted 29 July 2007 - 11:38 AM
It is very possible that the psu is faulty and that's certainly one of the first things that the people in the lab would try, replacing the psu, but we don't want to buy parts at this stage before making some basic tests. However, if you can get a replacement power supply, even from an old computer, try to relace it. It's quite easy.
Posted 30 July 2007 - 03:06 AM
Any other ideas?
Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:36 AM
1: Please enter the BIOS by clicking the DEL or F2 keys repeatedly, immediately after you press the power button. Somewhere in the menus, under Computer Health Monitor or something like that, you will see cpu, motherboard and HD temperatures. You will also see various voltages. Let the computer run for about 15 minutes, write down and report all these values.
2: Before getting out of BIOS choose to set it to default values. Save the values and exit.
3: If you have two video connections at the back of the computer move the monitor cable to the other connection and see what happens.
Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:45 AM
35C - CPU temperature
DDR25V - Ok
+3.3V - Ok
+12V - Ok
Were the starting temperatures.
I only ran it for 5 minutes as after that is froze up-
26C - System
DDR25V - Fail
+3.3V - Fail
+12V - Fail
I assume those changed from OK to fail just before it froze ;p. Does that mean my PSU is knackered? Haha.
Edited by Asukiy, 30 July 2007 - 06:46 AM.
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