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Nath
13-07-2003, 12:09 AM
Gidday,

today, out of the blue my monitor turned off and the hardrive was still running - since then my whole system has rebooted a few times by itself.
I thought it might be power surges but I do have a surge protector. there does seem to be a sort of static electricity spark noise before it reboots??

any ideas appreciated
cheers
Nathan

ps. system: win 98 SE, P2-350

Chilling_Silently
13-07-2003, 12:11 AM
Virus checked lately?
That's the first thing that comes to mind...
see http://www.grisoft.com for AVG Free Edition, or http://www.housecall.antivirus.com for a free online-based Virus Scan :-)

Im sure other's will have other suggestions too.

Can I ask what else is running in the background?
It may be a good idea to check for Spyware, and stop un-neccesary things from loading by typing msconfig into the Run box in your start menu :-)

Cheers


Chill.

hamstar
13-07-2003, 01:57 AM
I have killer problems with soundman.exe running in the background. came with AC 97 audio drivers.

disable that if you have it.

mikebartnz
13-07-2003, 04:54 PM
If you have just a cheap surge protector it may not protect very much. Recently had a case where someone had two power cuts and even though they had a surge protector it still fried the MB. These days with the price of an UPS it is worth going with them.