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hmm, When i get home ill try a new outlet and cleaning it out.
    
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hmm, When i get home ill try a new outlet and cleaning it out.
If you have a different PSU try that. See if it works. Also, try flipping the little red switch on the back of your PSU if it has it.

And another measure to take to assume if its a bad PSU is to disconnect everything, then restart and let it run with just the essentials connected.
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post #13 of 21
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With all the info I have and trying different plugs etc I have decided the power suply is the problem. Everyone agree?, cause im gana rma it. Also should i seem to have the option of repair or exchange, which should I do?
    
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post #14 of 21
I had the same problem about a year and a half ago with my old Prescott. I had a generic KingWin 430W power supply, but I upgraded to the PC P&C 610 and I didn't have a problem with random restarts ever again. I upgraded to a C2D awhile back and it still doesn't even hiccup. As for repair or exchange, I don't know if I trust repairs most times, and if I have the option of exchange, I normally take it. That's just my two cents...
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post #15 of 21
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IT JUST DID IT AGAIN WITH A DIFFERENT PSU!! Im trying again with the different psu but what else could it be, ive tried multiple outlets and multiple power supplies and my hdd passed the WD diagnostic.
    
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IT JUST DID IT AGAIN WITH A DIFFERENT PSU!! Im trying again with the different psu but what else could it be, ive tried multiple outlets and multiple power supplies and my hdd passed the WD diagnostic.
Try formating or install SpywareBlaster, SpyBot Search & Destroy, Lavasoft, AntiVir or NOD32, and do a full system scan on BOOT mode. Go to msconfig - Start, then unable everything. Restart, Press F8 before Windows Logo and go to "Safe Mode" then scan in that mode. Remember to update virus/trojans/spyware definitions before scan.
post #17 of 21
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Well its NOT my mobo either...so most likely the hard drive. ive done tons of virus scans and found nothing. Im going to try a fresh install on a different hard drive and if that works i will do a repair install on my hard drive. If the repair doesnt fix it Ill have to RmA the hard drive.
    
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post #18 of 21
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definately a failing hard drive, it started clicking when I started it up, so the issue is finally closed...
    
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post #19 of 21
Glad you figured it out man. Good luck with restoring your data.
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post #20 of 21
Sounds like overheating to me. I had the exact same problem and I was pulling my hair out over it, but it turned out the fan on the video card died :/
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