View Full Version : Problems with 5 year old AthlonXP 1800+ system.

02-07-2007, 06:08 PM
A friend of mine just bought a laptop, so he wants to sell off his old desktop, as it was causing a bit of problems.

It started when his keyboard (PS2) refused to work, then borrowed a USB keyboard from me, and worked. The next day, the USB keyboard ceased to function, neither will the PS2 keyboard. The mouse didn't work either (PS2). But the keyboards and mouse works fine on my PC.

Then recently, the computer had random restarts. He once left his PC on for 3 hours, and when he came back he found that during the 3 hour absence the PC had restarted. This happened a few times, he says.

Any idea what the problem is?

02-07-2007, 06:12 PM

Speedy Gonzales
02-07-2007, 06:13 PM
Sounds like the mobo on it is shot.

Or the battery is flat and not keeping the settings.

If XP is on it, look in event viewer, see what it says.

02-07-2007, 08:28 PM
I had a feeling it was the motherboard. Will probably have to replace the battery then.

03-07-2007, 08:23 AM
Not battery.
Sick motherboard.