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My computer keeps rebooting ,so I bought a new hard drive and made original drive the slave, it still kept the problem, then I bought a new power supply, still no change, then I bought more ram and it is still rebooting any where from 10 minutes to 2 hours, this is becoming very frustrating for me . My husband is dying and I am paying doctor bills and don't have any more extra money to put into this computer.. Can you help me? Donna Dalton

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  • doloda Sep 01, 2008

    I will have to wait on my son to come from his town (80) miles from here to check it out, but he also said it was probably the motherboard. I don't know when he will come



    I will get in touch when I see him

    Thank you Donna

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The issue is with the motherboard that is the green board inside the computer.

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    do the following things before replacing the motherboard..

    Take all the Card off the motherboard if any (video /Sound/lan)
    now try working on the pc.

    if you have two memory cards take one out and try rebooting
    try the same with all the memory slots.






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If you dont mind try to format it and i hope it should solve the problem. if you have a partition then transfer the important files to another partition and format the remaining partition.

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You already replaced major parts that causes reboots & the only thing left is the motherboard.

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