Question about IBM NetVista PC Desktop
Elderly friend has a IBM net vista running windows 2000 pro. It worked great until a week ago. It began to power off and shut down just as windows going to load. I went into the set up and changed nothing, I turned it on and it worked great. She turned it off that same night, and the pc just turns off. Fan stops two seconds later it shuts off. I tried to boot from windows xp disk and when it says press any key to boot from disk, it won't recognize keystrokes and tries to load windows, it shuts down. When I go into set up I can't select anything, its like there is no keyboard plugged in. Please help! She's a grandmother with a grandchild starting school this week, and they are broke!
1. if possible check and see how dusty the system is inside.. used compressed air cans to dust it off.. don't touch any components... watch esd so ground yourself while you're at it
2. you're power supply may be dying: ground yourself to the same ground as the computer (watch for esd) and replace the powersupply.
the keyboard or controller may be damaged, check for resource conflicts in your bios related with keyboard (make sure no other items are using the same irq's.. check plugs, test with other key board.. replaced motherboard.
random shut down could also mean that the cpu is overheating.. make sure the cpu fan is undusted and working.
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