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System restarts automatically

PC has ASUS-P5PE-VM motherboard.
It has WIN XP Pro.
System restarts automatically .
Sometime it takes 10 mins to restart..
Sometime it restarts right away at the ASUS logo screen.
Initially thought some latest oracle-jdbc drivers I installed has corrupted the system or virus attack. But since it restarts at the ASUS logo screen, I'm suspecting either the motherboard is messed up or some hardware issue..

Any tips/suggestions to find if motherboard is OK. ?

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  • Nellai Apr 25, 2008

    Thanks for your suggestions 'Danmart'
    Here's what I've tried so far.

    1] connected only mouse, usb keyboard,monitor . start PC and it goes to windows and stays there for 2 - 4 mins and restarts again. sometime it restarts even while viewing the BIOS info.
    2] I removed the firewire , extra HDD, and CD Drive suspecting too much power getting it crashed.. That didnt help.
    3] Read somewhere , this is most likely 'coz of heat. So cleaned the CPU heatsink thermal paste and re-applied it. Didnt help.
    4] Read somewhere the PSU watts(300) may not be enough. So got one from Frys electronics with (600 watts) plugged it in and tested. Didnt help.
    5] removed the battery and reset the jumper and restarted.. not working.

    One of the weird problem , I noticed was I removed all the RAM sticks and then rebooted, waiting for the beep beep beep sound. But didnt hear any.. it just starts and stays idle.. nothing on the screen. Not sure if this is related to the above problem, or some pc-speaker issue. I was just trying to see if anything can be found from the BEEP indicators for the restart..


  • Nellai May 04, 2008

    Update on the Motherboard issue.



    I talked to the ASUS tech support and took the pc to their test-center. (used their mouse/keyboard/monitor) And after running for like half hour they declared its not restarting automaticlaly and unable to reproduce the issue.

    I brought it home and plugged in again with the mouse+keyboard. And again the issue popped up. The 5 elements different from their test scenario was ( mouse, kboard, monitor, power,Air condiitoning).



    Now I took this PC to my office and ran it there with the mouse+keyboard in office and it ran fine for 3 hours and no-restarts. Suspected mouse and keyboard.



    I brought the mouse+keyboard+PC from office and plugged it in home. And the problem starts again.. (it ran for an hour 1st time , but on consequent restarts at BIOS screens).



    so mouse+keyboard doesnt seems to be the problem.

    Its most likely Power or AirConditioning.. (I dont have Airconditioning at home.)



    Meanwhile, I'll try your steps outlined to see if I something can be identified.






  • thorax363 Jun 25, 2008

    I have the same problem with my ASUS P5PE-VM, (almost). My PC restarts after a few hours or minutes, espacialy in full load( 3d max rendering, games) but it restarts even when i am using only the internet, or my tv tuner, or it restarts alt the ASUS logo. I did managed to resolve something - TIME, chek it out: in BIOS i changed the REFRESH RATE of the ram memory from AUTO to u7.8 (miliseconds). So now its not restarting a 20 times a day, it restarting 2-4 times a day, some days doesn't restart at all, but with the temperature rising in my house in summer, the proble persists; yesterday for example it restarts 8 times, I did a lot of test like yourself, with the ram module changing betwen each other, with a nother more powerful VGA card (9800pro), disconected a few optical drives, the tv tuner; i have a very good cooling system and a big tower case (CHIEFTEC moldingBX with window) with lots of fans (3X90mm and 1X120mm, my power suply is a THERMALTAKE 420W, 3 optical drves 1 is a serial ata2 DVD writer, VGA is a RADEON 9600XTGU EXTREM, tv tuner LEADTEK WINFAST 2000XP EXPERT, a paralele ata hard disk SEAGATE, 2 memory modules ELIXIR with 256 MB each, in dual channel, and the most importing think a INTEL E6300 CORE 2 DUO. witch I suspect that is not quite compatible with this motherboard, but the manufacturer ASUS say it is, i don't know, and of course i suspect the ram modules. I don't know if this helps you but I hope someone will resolve this problem, Sory if a write a bad english, I am from a medium size not important country from Europe:)

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Sir i have the asus mother board i re instelled o.s xp2 pleas see the drivers download

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I have the same problem with my ASUS P5PE-VM, (almost). My PC restarts after a few hours or minutes, espacialy in full load( 3d max rendering, games) but it restarts even when i am using only the internet, or my tv tuner, or it restarts alt the ASUS logo. I did managed to resolve something - TIME, chek it out: in BIOS i changed the REFRESH RATE of the ram memory from AUTO to u7.8 (miliseconds). So now its not restarting a 20 times a day, it restarting 2-4 times a day, NOT at the ASUS logo screen; some days doesn't restart at all, but with the temperature rising in my house in summer, the problem persists; yesterday for example it restarts 8 times, I did a lot of test like yourself, with the ram module changing between each other, with a nother more powerful VGA card (9800pro), disconected a few optical drives, the tv tuner; i have a very good cooling system and a big tower case (CHIEFTEC moldingBX with window) with lots of fans (3X90mm and 1X120mm, my power suply is a THERMALTAKE 420W, 3 optical drves, 1 is a serial ata2 DVD writer, VGA is a RADEON 9600XTGU EXTREM, tv tuner LEADTEK WINFAST 2000XP EXPERT, a paralele ata hard disk SEAGATE, 2 memory modules ELIXIR with 256 MB each at 400mhz pc3200, in dual channel, and the most importing think a INTEL E6300 CORE 2 DUO. witch I suspect that is not quite compatible with this motherboard, but the manufacturer ASUS say it is, i don't know, and of course i suspect the ram modules. I don't know if this helps you but I hope someone will resolve this problem, Sory if a write a bad english, I am from a medium size not important country from Europe:)

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1st) I would suggest disconnect EVERYTHING from the motherboard. Keep keyboard, mouse and of cause the monitor.turn on....wait your 10-15 minutes, play with the keyboard, flutzz with the mouse..
Nothing happens,TURN OFF cpu, add ONE other device, continue doing the same thing until something happens after a device is installed, that could be your problem. 2nd) your turning on and off the power supply could cause it to crash, then THAT is your problem.too Low or too high power supply voltages causes your cpu to reset in order to protect itself {By forcing the power supply to "crase & burn" u forced the issue.

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    Daniel Martinez Apr 26, 2008

    Disconnect everything again[all the h/d's included] turn computer on.U should see BIOS information, How meny chips connect ? How much total memory ? SWITCH memory sticks around cpu chip problems;on mother board will cause to shot down or reboot. No problems? switch the other memory in pairs of twos , if u don't see BIOS info, u found one of your problems A bad connection on the board connector. Sometimes causes win_xp to reboot.[ by the way, you know that u turn off the power when u do all this testing!?]
    2nd back up your bootable drive, FDISK, REformat h/d and REinstall windows xp AGAIN?

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