I know this is for XP but I need help please

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seahawkUK

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#1
Here is the thing .

I did see the same problem around here .

I got two PC's one quite powerfull with win xp and it runs quite well

now I still got my old system

P III 500
256 MB SDRAM ( 2x 128 )
AGP Voodoo 3 3000
NIC
40 GIG HDD
CD/DVD ROM

this one is for going online only - the system on this one is 98se

Software

98 se
DSL Provider Software
Flash GET

IE 5.5

thats it.

Now the problem - not always but too many times the machine reboots itself - usually I can leave the machine on for hours and actually surf for hours without anything bad but when I download things ( sometimes one item only , sometimes more than one ) bang - reboot .

does anybody here got some sort of Idea or way of narrowing down the problem ?

Sorry about the hassle .
 

Khayman

I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
#2
sounds typical of a RAM problem. Take one out peice, see if it cures it then. if not take the other out. and/or if you can use ram from another machine.

also check its not over heating anywhere
 
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Alliedsvcs

Guest
#3
Try running ie in a separate process. That way, if anything hangs, you can safely shut it down without it rebooting your system.
 
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seahawkUK

Guest
#4
Okay - memory seems not to be the problem - I took each of them out and still the same problem.

I reallocated the NIC to a different slot and here the same .

Heat is something I can rule out all together .

Its like somebody keeps hitting te reset button - I disconnected it already ( i know sounds silly but I tought there might be a mechanical fault on the button ) .

I can sometimes download a programm or two and next time already one is enough to RESET te machine ?????????????????
 
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stuy_b

Guest
#5
A shot in the dark here...

Have you checked your internet connections and download prefs.. many download utilities have options to disconnect after downloading a file. That could be set wrongly, also check the disconnect after x number of minutes and disconnect on idle.. these options are in your Dialup settings.

Stuy_B
 

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