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Turn on computer sometimes it goes into Windows sometimes it doesnt

I DIY my com, use for 2yrs... motherboard warranty is over... processor, harddisc and ram are still under warranty...My com sometimes can load into windows sometimes cant... Even when it load into windows but the time it loads into window it will suddenly restart.. and then blank screen. nothing happens... Can anyone tell me what is going on?

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Re: Turn on computer sometimes it goes into Windows...

Right Click My Computer, Click Properties.
Click Advanced
Click Settings
Uncheck "Automatically Restart"

This will allow you to see the message that caused the restart.

Sounds like its memory, or the mainboard.

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check your
if all pin is conected properly

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is not necessary to replace the power supply with the original powersupply
replace with standart 350 watt power supply (or higher)

then if the problem is still exsist
check *********** board
try to replace the motherboard

replace it with
any socket 478 motherboard

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note: replace the component with borrowed
you  can borrow the component from your friends or anyone
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Intel® P4 Processor with 400/533/800FSB (depending on processor)
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128KB or 256KB (dependent on processor)

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Integrated SiS 661FXVGA, 

3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
52X CD-ROM, CD-RW or DVD-ROM (selected models)
20GB-80GB Hard Disk Drive (selected models)

56K V.90 (selected models)

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Power Supply
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