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Last post Author Topic: [HELP!!] Win XP reboots sometimes *after* startup [Any Ideas?]  (Read 14729 times)

JavaJones

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Re: [HELP!!] Win XP reboots sometimes *after* startup [Any Ideas?]
« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2011, 07:36:28 PM »
If you're going to replace the motherboard/CPU, might as well just get a new machine, hehe.

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Re: [HELP!!] Win XP reboots sometimes *after* startup [Any Ideas?]
« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2011, 08:42:03 PM »
Depends on what else you have in there.  :Thmbsup:

Generally I agree though.

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Re: [HELP!!] Win XP reboots sometimes *after* startup [Any Ideas?]
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2011, 04:04:25 AM »
If you're going to replace the motherboard/CPU, might as well just get a new machine, hehe.

well, I'm doing that either way (getting new machine), so may as well mess around with this & see can I get it going again. Will have a look at it tomorrow hopefully.
Thanks for the tips Steeladept :up:
Tom

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Re: [HELP!!] Win XP reboots sometimes *after* startup [Any Ideas?]
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2011, 02:47:02 PM »
I see that the power supply actually has a 5 year guarantee - this is still well under the 4 year mark
I'll probably bring it to the local shop and if they say it's acting up I'll return it


[edit] for my own reference :-[ here's a link to thread about installing win 7 on new machine: Win 7, XP mode, & other first install queries [/edit]
Tom
« Last Edit: July 22, 2011, 03:35:35 AM by tomos »

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Re: [HELP!!] Win XP reboots sometimes *after* startup [Any Ideas?]
« Reply #54 on: July 29, 2011, 03:51:20 PM »
I'll probably bring it to the local shop...

Well, brought it in for a "checkup".
They couldnt find a problem :-\ and said I needed to reinstall windows. (I didnt let them test the harddrives - but I've been copying stuff off of them for the last couple of hours with one of those external drive "readers" & they seem fine.)

So, either:
  • they didnt do a decent checkup and they fobbing me off with "reinstall"
  • they did ^ and all that happened last week was, like, a dream :D
Tom