I had this problem at home. The computer kept rebooting itself. I took it
apart and noticed that the CPU fan wasn't spinning very fast. I replaced
that and now it's working fine.
On Wed, 14 Feb 2001 Carolan Goggin didst pronounce:
:Okay, this doesn't seem to have anything to do with Linux, I'm afraid.
:What's happening is that my computer is crashing a few times during the
:day, but especially in the evening when I'm online. The computer doesn't
:freeze or anything, it just suddenly restarts for no apparent reason. It
:sometimes does this when it is unattended, sitting silently on its own. I
:don't know what's wrong. The computer is a home-brew so I have no-one to
:complain to. It worked fine for a few weeks, until I brought the computer
:to the RDS for the Young Scientist exhibition. It may have got a knock or
:something, but I checked that everything is in position and all the wires
:are plugged in right.
::I originally thought the problem was to do with the fan in the power
:supply, and I still think that could be the problem. I have Genesys Health
:Monitoring software on my computer, and it tells me that my system fan (the
:one in the power supply) is not spinning. So I looked at the fan, and it
:seemed to be spinning, but much slower than it should be spinning. So I
:checked in the BIOS, and it said the fan wasn't spinning too. I took the
:power supply out and sent it back to where I got it. They sent me a
:replacement fre of charge. I put that in. It seems to be spinning much
:faster, and the air coming out of it is much cooler, but both Genesys and
:the BIOS still think it's not spinning.
::Now the computer is _not_ overheating. I have checked this and set my
:monitoring software to warn me if it overheats. And it's not overheating.
::One thing I did notice is that it doesn't crash in Linux as much as it does
:in Windows. I know this is only to be expected, but it hasn't crashed in
:Linux for weeks (certainly not since I got my new power supply) whereas in
:Windows it crashes about every half hour. This is partly because I haven't
:left the computer running Linux for a full day at a time because of
:problems I'm having with X (which should be solved when I get Mandrake 7.2
:- thanks Ruairi!). Would it be possible that this is a software problem
:rather than a hardware problem?
::Anyway I am completely at a loss. I need help.
Chat ya later,
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