PA-2013 spontaneous rebooting

Discussion in 'FIC' started by anders.michael, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Hi Group!
    It's been a long time, but circumstances have caused me to resurrect my
    PA-2013, running Win98SE with a K6-2+ 500 Mhz slightly overclocked to 550.
    Was stable like this for years, then had quality RAM apparently go bad. RAM
    replaced and was alright again but now spontaneously rebooting.
    I kinda suspect the power supply as this board has always consumed them at a
    fair rate. But I'd like other opinions. Possible slight complication is
    that I'm now running the machine off a diesel generator, not mains supply.
    Odd thing too is that after the reboot I get an immediate Windows protection
    error message before it reboots again...
    Ideas anyone, like how best to test the PSU (I have a couple of others I
    could try)?
    Thanks in advance,
    Leachim Sredna
    anders.michael, Dec 30, 2005
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  2. anders.michael

    John Doe Guest

    Try a line conditioner/regulator that can be used with other systems
    as well, don't waste your money on a new power supply until you know
    whether or not the power supply is being fed properly. Already
    having a good-quality power supply and adding a line conditioner, my
    spontaneous reboot problem disappeared.

    Good luck.
    John Doe, Dec 30, 2005
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  3. Tnx John. I meanwhile backed off the BIOS settings, basically using the
    setup defaults, and whaddya know, after a few strange hiccups everything now
    *appears* hunkydory again. We'll see...
    anders.michael, Dec 31, 2005
  4. anders.michael

    John Doe Guest

    After a few strange hickups? What settings? Are you talking about
    changed settings it was working fine with before?
    Does it *appear* hunkydory for the same amount of time or longer than
    it appeared hunkydory between spontaneous reboots before?
    John Doe, Dec 31, 2005
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