I am having a strange issue with my computer, basically it restarts when i try to log onto the net.
as you can see it's working right now because im typing this question.but this has happened 20-30 times in the last 3 days.
amd 1.6 duron,768 ddr 2100,geforce 5500,160 gig seagate hd,sound blaster live 24b,sony dvd burner(new for christmas).aol isp(6 years)(overpriced i know)
everything worked fine untill tues .
looking for a cheaper isp i installed net zero high speed, that evening the problem started. it worked on either isp all day , no problem, on tues i clicked aol and while connecting the ol box just rebooted. just like i pressed reset. it rebooted ok i tried aol again and went right on. this lasted 10-15 mins then reboot again.
i gave up and went to watch the longhorns kick some [bleep](woohoo!!)
the next day i tried again,and the same result. sometimes connecting then reboot, other times i would click either isp and 1-2 secs later reboot.
i talked to a buddy and he thought a power supply going out. it was a 250 watt , so i added a 300 watt. same result
i feel this is a hardware issue but im no master.
i have also looked into overheating but i dont think this is it.
i also thought network/modem conflict running 2 isps (uninstalled netzero but no effect)
system comes up clean with avg free,adaware se,spybot s&d
any info,sugguestions,wild [bleep] guesses would be really great.
ps i am an auto mechanic by profession and perhaps i could return some info(23 years)
thank you for yer time