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i am running windows xp media edition for the last year and a half with no problems at all... over the last month my pc has been rebooting on its own at all different times... it could be a day,a hour, 5 min,or during boot up when the bios is loading or when the xp screen is loading.... no changes were made to the pc to cause this..... i have tried a bunch of things to fix it, i updates the bios,video drivers, sound drivers etc...... ran a bunch of registry fix software but nothing worked..... i even turned off the auto restart so i would force the bsod and get a error message but nothing no bsod no error message... i ran spy ware sweeps virus sweeps and nothing was detected at all... my fans are all running including the one on the gpu .. it dosn't even ask me to boot up in safe mode.. here are some specs from my system..... my hd is partitioned with windows vista....

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer RICHIE-CA8A77F5 (home)
Generator Richie
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2007-11-04
Time 11:30


--------[ Sensor ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type Winbond W83647HF (ISA 290h)

Temperatures:
Motherboard 40 °C (104 °F)
CPU 47 °C (117 °F)
Aux 48 °C (118 °F)
Maxtor 6Y080P0 37 °C (99 °F)
Seagate ST380013A 38 °C (100 °F)

Cooling Fans:
Chassis 2700 RPM
Power Supply 2836 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.14 V
Aux 3.76 V
+3.3 V 3.34 V
+5 V 5.54 V
-12 V 1.95 V
-5 V 2.64 V
+5 V Standby 5.04 V
VBAT Battery 3.33 V
Debug Info F FF 7D 77
Debug Info T 40 47 48
Debug Info V AA EB D1 CE FF CD CE (03)

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name RICHIE-CA8A77F5 (home)
User Name Richie

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale i865PE
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (07/06/07)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter RADEON 9700 PRO - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9700 PRO (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (R300)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1415198881)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB0240 Audigy 2 Platinum Sound Card
Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24DB
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y080P0 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive ST380013A (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive Generic Flash HS-SD/MMC USB Device
Disk Drive Generic Flash HS-MS USB Device
Disk Drive Generic Flash HS-SM USB Device
Disk Drive Generic Flash HS-CF USB Device
Optical Drive HITACHI DVD-ROM GD-5000 (8x/40x DVD-ROM)
Optical Drive SONY DVD RW DRU-530A (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:4x/2x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:40x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 65868 MB (24480 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 76316 MB (4477 MB free)
K: (NTFS) 12291 MB (3210 MB free)
Total Size 150.9 GB (31.4 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech USB Wheel Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection (192.168.0.101)

Peripherals:
Printer Auto Microsoft Office Document Image Writer on D76WQBB1
Printer HP Photosmart C6100 series fax
Printer HP Photosmart C6100 series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller NEC uPD720100A USB OpenHCI Controller (v1.0)
USB1 Controller NEC uPD720100A USB OpenHCI Controller (v1.0)
USB2 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB2 Controller NEC uPD720100 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device Logitech Microphone (Pro 5000)
USB Device Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000
USB Device Logitech USB Camera (Pro 5000)
USB Device Logitech USB Wheel Mouse
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
Version 0805
Release Date 07/06/2007
Size 512 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB

[ System ]

System Properties:
Manufacturer System manufacturer
Product System Product Name
Version System Version
Serial Number System Serial Number
Universal Unique ID 80045B6A-345ADA11-8478A418-74B5332F
Wake-Up Type PCI PME#

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product P5P800-SE
Version Rev 1.xx
Serial Number MB-1234567890

[ Chassis ]

Chassis Properties:
Manufacturer Chassis Manufacture
Version Chassis Version
Serial Number Chassis Serial Number
Asset Tag Asset-1234567890
Chassis Type Desktop Case
Boot-Up State Safe
Power Supply State Safe
Thermal State Safe
Security Status None

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method None
Error Correction None
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 1-Way
Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns, 50ns
Supported Memory Types SIMM, DIMM, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 2.9V
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MB
Memory Slots 4

[ Processors / Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz ]

Processor Properties:
Manufacturer Intel
Version Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Serial Number To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Asset Tag To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Part Number To Be Filled By O.E.M.
External Clock 133 MHz
Maximum Clock 4000 MHz
Current Clock 2800 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 1.4 V
Status Enabled
Socket Designation Socket 775

[ Caches / L1-Cache ]

Cache Properties:
Type Internal
Status Enabled
Operational Mode Varies with Memory Address
Maximum Size 16 KB
Installed Size 16 KB
Supported SRAM Type Pipeline Burst
Current SRAM Type Pipeline Burst
Error Correction Single-bit ECC
Socket Designation L1-Cache

[ Caches / L2-Cache ]

Cache Properties:
Type Internal
Status Enabled
Operational Mode Varies with Memory Address
Maximum Size 1024 KB
Installed Size 1024 KB
Supported SRAM Type Pipeline Burst
Current SRAM Type Pipeline Burst
Error Correction Single-bit ECC
Socket Designation L2-Cache

[ Caches / L3-Cache ]

Cache Properties:
Type Internal
Status Disabled
Maximum Size 0 KB
Installed Size 0 KB
Socket Designation L3-Cache

[ Memory Modules / DIMM A1 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation DIMM A1
Installed Size Not Installed
Enabled Size Not Installed

[ Memory Modules / DIMM A2 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation DIMM A2
Installed Size Not Installed
Enabled Size Not Installed

[ Memory Modules / DIMM B1 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation DIMM B1
Installed Size Not Installed
Enabled Size Not Installed

[ Memory Modules / DIMM B2 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation DIMM B2
Type DIMM, SDRAM
Installed Size 1024 MB
Enabled Size 1024 MB

[ Memory Devices / DIMM0 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Device Locator DIMM0
Bank Locator BANK0
Manufacturer Manufacturer0
Serial Number SerNum0
Asset Tag AssetTagNum0
Part Number PartNum0

[ Memory Devices / DIMM1 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Device Locator DIMM1
Bank Locator BANK1
Manufacturer Manufacturer1
Serial Number SerNum1
Asset Tag AssetTagNum1
Part Number PartNum1

[ Memory Devices / DIMM2 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Device Locator DIMM2
Bank Locator BANK2
Manufacturer Manufacturer2
Serial Number SerNum2
Asset Tag AssetTagNum2
Part Number PartNum2

[ Memory Devices / DIMM3 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type Detail Synchronous
Size 1024 MB
Total Width 64-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator DIMM3
Bank Locator BANK3
Manufacturer Manufacturer3
Serial Number SerNum3
Asset Tag AssetTagNum3
Part Number PartNum3

[ System Slots / AGP ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation AGP
Usage In Use
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Short

[ System Slots / PCI1 ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation PCI1
Type PCI
Usage Empty
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Short

[ System Slots / PCI2 ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation PCI2
Type PCI
Usage In Use
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Short

[ System Slots / PCI3 ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation PCI3
Type PCI
Usage In Use
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Short

[ System Slots / PCI4 ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation PCI4
Type PCI
Usage In Use
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Short

[ Port Connectors / PS/2 Mouse ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Mouse Port
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator PS/2 Mouse
External Connector Type PS/2

[ Port Connectors / PS/2 Keyboard ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Keyboard Port
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator PS/2 Keyboard
External Connector Type PS/2

[ Port Connectors / USB1 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator USB1
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB2 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator USB2
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB3 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator USB3
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB4 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator USB4
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB5 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator USB5
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB6 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator USB6
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB7 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator USB7
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB8 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator USB8
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / LPT 1 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Parallel Port ECP/EPP
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator LPT 1
External Connector Type DB-25 pin male

[ Port Connectors / COM 1 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Serial Port 16550A Compatible
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator COM 1
External Connector Type DB-9 pin male

[ Port Connectors / MIDI ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type MIDI Port
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator MIDI
External Connector Type DB-15 pin female

[ Port Connectors / Joy Stick ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Joystick Port
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator Joy Stick
External Connector Type DB-15 pin female

[ Port Connectors / Audio Mic In ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Audio Port
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator Audio Mic In
External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / Audio Line In ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Audio Port
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator Audio Line In
External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / Audio Line Out ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Audio Port
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator Audio Line Out
External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / LAN ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Network Port
Internal Connector Type None
External Reference Designator LAN
External Connector Type RJ-45

[ Port Connectors / AUX ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Audio Port
Internal Reference Designator AUX
Internal Connector Type On-Board Sound Input from CD-ROM
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / CD ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Audio Port
Internal Reference Designator CD
Internal Connector Type On-Board Sound Input from CD-ROM
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / PRI_IDE ]

Port Connector Properties:
Internal Reference Designator PRI_IDE
Internal Connector Type On-Board IDE
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / SEC_IDE ]

Port Connector Properties:
Internal Reference Designator SEC_IDE
Internal Connector Type On-Board IDE
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / FLOPPY ]

Port Connector Properties:
Internal Reference Designator FLOPPY
Internal Connector Type On-Board Floppy
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / CHA_FAN ]

Port Connector Properties:
Internal Reference Designator CHA_FAN
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / CPU_FAN ]

Port Connector Properties:
Internal Reference Designator CPU_FAN
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / ATXPWR ]

Port Connector Properties:
Internal Reference Designator ATXPWR
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / CHASSIS ]

Port Connector Properties:
Internal Reference Designator CHASSIS
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / FP_AUDIO ]

Port Connector Properties:
Internal Reference Designator FP_AUDIO
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / SATA1 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Internal Reference Designator SATA1
External Connector Type None

[ Port Connectors / SATA2 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Internal Reference Designator SATA2
External Connector Type None

[ On-Board Devices / Intel 82540 ]

On-Board Device Properties:
Description Intel 82540

thanks in advance and sorry if i posted to much info.....
 

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You said your computer has been running for a year and a half with no problems. This leads me to believe you have a pretty decent security setup. If its been running for a year with no problems it is probably quite dusty. I'd recommend taking the side off and having a look-see inside and see if there are mountains of dust. I know the last time I cleaned mine out i pulled out a handful of dust from my video card alone (which I imagine is the reason my video card no longer works).

If there is ton of dust in there you can pick up a can of compressed air almost anywhere for about $5 to clean it out (if you do that, whenever you spray a fan make sure you hold the blades still or they will generate electricity which can short out components).
 

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thanks for the reply and info elf i did take off the side panel and cleaned out all the dust for my gpu etc about 2 weeks ago and it still doing the same thing...... should i take everything out and clean all the pieces individually?????


thank you....
 

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I would focus on the CPU and PSU if you cleaned out your video card recently. Alternatively you could try running some disk checks on your harddrive. I had a drive that liked to shut itself down randomly, sometimes right after I started booting...but it was always followed by a little voice that said "Your harddrive may have a problem" so it was pretty easy to diagnose.
 

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hello elf now check this out my computer has been off for five days now, and yesterday when i went to turn it on all the fans come on the hd's start to boot and then the computer shuts down..... doesn't even make it to the asus screen..... before it was rebooting on it own now its just shutting down.... what could it be??????

thanks elf
 

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thank you for your help i will try out the raid thing..... this is a desktop we are talking about by the way.....
 

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First let me clarify; this is a PC not a laptop correct? I just wanted to be certain because laptops are significantly more difficult to work on than PC's.

If it is a pc you should continue to troubleshoot, if it is a laptop, you might as well save yourself a lot of trouble and send it in for repairs.

Now assuming it is a PC, I would be wary of your power supply (the box inside the computer that the power cable plugs into). If a computer won't POST (Power On Self-Test) there is typically a hardware problem, not a software problem. The POST does not even check for harddrives (or RAID configuration) so you can rule them out as your culprit. These are easy to replace, and not super expensive, but have a habit of dieing after a few years (the better quality PSU's last longer typically, most computers do not come with a top of the line PSU though). I actually had the EXACT same problem as you. My computer would start up, then reboot itself before getting to the POST screen (see: asus screen). I don't suppose you have another power supply around that you could test in your current setup do you?

Alternatively, you can try to test your power supply by removing all unneccessary hardware; sound cards, network cards, video cards, etc... And see if your PC will power on and stay powered on. If it does stay powered on that is a good sign that your PSU is going bad. You can expirement with adding the devices back, one at a time.

edit: sorry, I have to go, I will post more when I get to work and have some time to type it out.
 

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post your system specs including the power supply details from the label on the side
check your voltage listings in the bios
 

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Well its hard to say for certain that the power supply is the problem, but it sounds remarkably like a power supply problem. I wish there was some cheap and easy way to test it, unfortunately there doesn't seem to be unless you have a friend who can loan you his power supply.

They do sell devices like THIS that supposedly test your power supply, but I don't know how well they work.
 

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if you still have this problem, try reinstalling windows. It worked for me when that was happening to me. Either that, or clean out your computer; it might be "over-dusted"
 

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i am not an expert but try replacing ur mem cards with new ones..... i can remember i have same issue with one particular dekstop before & was able to resolved it when i replaced the mem cards. good luck
 

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I am not sure if you can still start your PC or not.
I does sounds like a power issue. I would try not to reinstall Windows again unless you tried the "power" issue.
Was your PC able to keep the time and date?
If not it could be the shipset battery that is not allowing it to start.
I couldn't see what is the wattage of your power supply but by the amount of equipment that you have in your PC the power supply that might have come with your PC does not seems to be enough for 2 HD and 2 DVD Roms plus all other equipments what makes me think that the PSU has been overworked for a while.
If you have at least 480 watts it should of been OK.
Try as it was suggested before to start your PC with a minimum usage of power
Keep us posted
 
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