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Computer keeps restarting

I have a dell optiplex GX280 and it keeps on restarting.

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same issue.

    I have reinstall the OS and cleared out the hard drive. This isn't a virus/malware, and it didn't come with the OS.

    I think the program is the driver. When I used Linux on the desktop, the computer functions perfectly. When I installed XP originally, it functions well. then when I installed the drivers, the computer became unstable.

    I updated all the drivers (or I think I did), but it still keep coming back.

    I think I might just go back to linux is this keep happening (the only disadv. is that I have some programs that only functions in windows, and I am not too thrill about configuring arch-linux during the installation period)


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    wprodgers May 11, 2010

    How often does it restart? Does your operating system load?

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Im assuming your computer running windows, does it go inside windows b4 it will restart? common causes regarding this problem are corrupted operating system or over heat on your processor and incompatble softwares such as firewalls and antivirus.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: my pc keeps on restarting.

Tap the F8 key when booting up. This brings you to a screen with different options. Choose Use last known good configuration. this should solve the problem. Your system is stuck in a loop.

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Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell GX280 Optiplex wont start

Dell GX280 has been known to have issues with mother board because of bad capacitors that were sent out in them at that time. I have had so many issues with them when i working as an it. If you can open up your pc and look on mother board for expanded capacitors or even leaking. if they are not round it means that is the problem. Dells are very easy to open. On top and bottom there are kinda buttons u can press and just open towards the side that has lock for like locker lock and look inside.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

SOURCE: Dell gx280 Optiplex - How do you get the total

you can check the manuals from this link http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx280/en/ug/index.htm

just select what kind of tower you have,

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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hey if you boot into bios and under the video section change the graphics from pci to agp or vice versa what ever your case may be than save and reboot ( f10 ) you can also go into device manager and uninstall your graphics card and restart the computer and it will reinstall the card and set the graphics for you

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