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Anonymous
July 19, 2004 1:09:32 PM

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Hey guys - For the last month I have been having problems with periodic
reboots. I have noticed that it only happens when a 2d game is running (but
not all) - for instance, after running the games tacops, Alpha Centauri or
the mame arcade emulator for about 3 minutes, the computer reboots (no app
crash - just a reboot) Also, it rebooted on a Matrix screensaver. To
resolve the problem, I reinstalled windows xp from scratch and reinstalled
everything. Unfortunately I am still experiencing the problem. Any ideas
about what is going on? How can I track down the problem?

Thanks

Bob

P.S. I am running an Athlon XP 2000+, a Geforce 4 4200 and an onboard
soundcard (although I tried adding a soundblaster 16 but had the same
result)

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Anonymous
July 19, 2004 3:39:15 PM

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Hello

Make sure your case has good air circulation and also consider
maybe getting a bigger power supply maybe a 400w to 450w ps

Al


Bob Robertson wrote:

> Hey guys - For the last month I have been having problems with periodic
> reboots. I have noticed that it only happens when a 2d game is running (but
> not all) - for instance, after running the games tacops, Alpha Centauri or
> the mame arcade emulator for about 3 minutes, the computer reboots (no app
> crash - just a reboot) Also, it rebooted on a Matrix screensaver. To
> resolve the problem, I reinstalled windows xp from scratch and reinstalled
> everything. Unfortunately I am still experiencing the problem. Any ideas
> about what is going on? How can I track down the problem?
>
> Thanks
>
> Bob
>
> P.S. I am running an Athlon XP 2000+, a Geforce 4 4200 and an onboard
> soundcard (although I tried adding a soundblaster 16 but had the same
> result)
Anonymous
July 19, 2004 4:59:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I was thinking about this but 3d games work fine....?

Bob
"Alvin Brown" <alvin1@swbell.net> wrote in message
news:40FBF933.B812CB88@swbell.net...
> Hello
>
> Make sure your case has good air circulation and also consider
> maybe getting a bigger power supply maybe a 400w to 450w ps
>
> Al
>
>
> Bob Robertson wrote:
>
> > Hey guys - For the last month I have been having problems with periodic
> > reboots. I have noticed that it only happens when a 2d game is running
(but
> > not all) - for instance, after running the games tacops, Alpha Centauri
or
> > the mame arcade emulator for about 3 minutes, the computer reboots (no
app
> > crash - just a reboot) Also, it rebooted on a Matrix screensaver. To
> > resolve the problem, I reinstalled windows xp from scratch and
reinstalled
> > everything. Unfortunately I am still experiencing the problem. Any
ideas
> > about what is going on? How can I track down the problem?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > P.S. I am running an Athlon XP 2000+, a Geforce 4 4200 and an onboard
> > soundcard (although I tried adding a soundblaster 16 but had the same
> > result)
>
!