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The power supply is not a logical diagnosis to this problem. I mean, it's not impossible it's the cause, but it's very unlikely. Hard drive or motherboard failure makes the most sense.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The power supply is not a logical diagnosis to this problem. I mean, it's not impossible it's the cause, but it's very unlikely. Hard drive or motherboard failure makes the most sense.
What he said. Your dad is more correct. You need to collect more information before you can definitively say it is a PSU malfunction.
Edited by Riou - 1/1/11 at 8:38am
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curious if the problem has been for sure figured out.
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An old P4 with DDR ram check the electrolytic capacitors around the CPU. The voltage regulation ones they wont be solid can electros just the standard type look for ones that are bulged or starting to leak their electrolyte. A very common problem of unstable old hardware hence the reason they went to solid capacitors.
Agreed!

As soon as I read the OP, this is what came to mind as I see these problems all of the time at my job. Older motherboards with cheap capacitors that start to bulge or burst cause a whole lot of seemingly random issues.

Stinky, the biggest sign in your case is that multiple subsystems started to become flaky.
     
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