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Old 04-02-2005, 11:15 AM   #1
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i just put in a 120 gig hdd. i formated it and put on windows xp .. the problem is that it will only stay on for a couple mins and then restart.. it keeps doing this .. ne ideas?

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Old 04-02-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: computer restarts.??

That's usally a power or heat issue... What kind of computer do you have? Any info on it's guts?
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:06 PM   #3
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:21 PM   #4
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Default Re: computer restarts.??

double check your connections...I.D.E cables and power cables...if it's restarting like that something is'nt snuggged tight or configured correctly.

this new hhd of your's, did you make the partition active in bios, also make shure it is the 3rd thing on the boot order.
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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ya i did that and it still keeps restarting..
is the hdd supposed to be connected to the blue or black connector? or does it matter?
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I think blue is the default, but it really doesn't matter. Jumper settings are usally what selects everything.

Well, see if anyone else has some suggestions, but that PS does seem awfully weak...
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Stick a bigger PSU in it. That should sort your problem out....
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:48 PM   #8
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Yea 250w PSU?!?!?!?! thats way too little wattage for that. same thing happened to my friends comp.
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ya i was afraid that the psu mite be it .. do u think a 400w would be enough?
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Old 04-02-2005, 03:33 PM   #10
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well how long have u been using the 250w?
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