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help pc just died

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my desktop just died, keeps resetting like every 2 secs (cant even boot up a windows cd without a reeset)

its a dell dimensios 5150 about 2 and a half years old

never had this problem before with my pc

anyone have any clue to why it would suddenly do this??


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when you say reset do you mean restart or reformat?

You could try downloading a linux live cd and seeing if that runs.

Sounds like something hardware related went though.


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restart as in keeps turning off then on

i kinda fixed it but not sure for how long

for some reason the time was reset to 2006 weird.

but it was having problems with a floppy drive, but my pc doesnt have a floppy drive,

so in bios i disabled the disc drive,

but no idea why this problem happened.

hope it doesnt happen again


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maybe it's overheating? If you can get into the BIOS settings, most of them have a temp reading of the CPU. I know when my last one went out, it was doing the same thing and it was because it was overheating.


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Sounds like your power on/off or reset button is sticky. O_O

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I had the same problem before with my pc. It was resetting after 5 secs after I boot up my pc. I don't think this was cause by a virus because it was under the POST environment. The work around I did was replacing my memory and after that my computer work fine again.

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