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D400a reboots/restarts randomly

Well i have a d400a insigna and the problem is it reboots automaticaly/randomly or well during my long time observation it mostly reboots when im on the way of opening a game mostly 3-5 timesbefore i can successfully play it (well most of my games) or mostly 5-10 min when im watching full screen video in youtube ...well its jsut my urban myth but i think thats how my computer goes..... iave read forums and stuffs about the rebootign problems of d400a and i the cause of the problems is the power supply .... well i just bought a new one..... and to my surprsise... it rebooted again =O.... so is there any other sugestions what would the problem be?.... ohh my d400a parts are all default exept the video card which is NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000.... well advanced THANK YOU for the help ^^

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  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same computer it restarts randomly and sometimes i get stop codes with the blue screen 0x9c 0xd1, 0x8e but its mostly 0x9c

  • tlocss30s Sep 12, 2008

    I have the same issue as well. I have updated all drivers, updated bios settings. this occured after installing xp sp3. since then at random will reboot or crash. taken whole pc apart checked cables, power supply, cpu fan, and hdd. Booting up is severly delayed, sometimes hdd is not immediately recognized. installed new memory, disconected every non essential hardware and problem persist. It doesn't seem to be hardware problem. I have updated video drivers several times with original intel845 chipset, both versions as well as microsoft's digital sig drivers, no luck. hate being beaten by crappy insignia d400a with xp. HELP Please



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I've heard from an Insignia support staff that "Insignia" was going to drop all computer products because they really do not have enough experience in the area, after a large percentage of their PCs were being sent back for frequent repairs. One of the most common issues, which two Insignia D400-A PCs that I've owned had several times, was a poorly mounted heatsink and insufficient heat sink grease being used during manufacture.

I also have two D400-A PCs still running strong for nearly ten years now, simply because I replaced the heat sinks myself with sufficient grease and better heat sinks.

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I just repaired one of these that had the reboot problem. The CPU heatsink mounting bracket broke on one end which caused CPU overheating. I replaced the plastic mounting bracket and re-installed the CPU heatsink. Problem solved.

Make sure your plastic braket didn't break on one end. This will cause the CPU to overheat and the computer to shut down.

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It it would seem to be overheating, so it could be the CPU fan that is faulty, or the CPU Thermostat. In either case it would need a visual inspection to be 100% certain.

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