I am chasing an elusive involuntary reboot.
1. As a result of PC Doctor Diagnostics I replaced 1 Gig of Ram.
2. Everest Home Edition has allowed me to check the temps of the Motherboard and CPU and Harddrive. Even in a Disk Defrag the CPU only reaches 145F and the motherboard 150F. So the machine is not overheating.
3. By process of install/uninstall I found my Microsoft Office 2003 disks went south. Falling back to Office 2000 worked.
4. I am looking at the Event Logs through the Administrative Tools. This is pointing out several error messages.
5.I have unchecked automatic restart in the Control Panel. This would narrow the problem. If it stops in the Blue Screen it is software. If it reboots without stop it is hardware.
The problem remains that when I install Anti-virus software (TrendMicro or ZoneAlarm) I immediately get involuntary reboots....does not stop at Blue Screen. I am looking for more tools to diagnose the reboot.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION....SYSTEM CLOCK IS NOT SYNCHRONIZING.....event 36
Microsoft Office 2003 would not install to completion(hung writing the registry). That installation was suspended and then rolled back. I am suspicious of a bad registry but can't provide.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO DIAGNOSE THIS ELUSIVE REBOOT?
THANKS --- LEN TRIMLETT