I just added a Maxtor 40gig 7200rpm drive to my computer and it keeps restarting without warning. I thought it might be a heat problem but the cpu runs cool to the touch (but both the 40gig and my 18gig IBM get very hot). The only other thing i think it could be is a lack of power. Also half of the time when i try to turn it on it turns on but it doesn't boot up, no picture although the computer does turn on. Recently it has also had problems turning off, when i shut down instead of turning off it restarts. What do you think? Thanks
Pentium II 300mhz (66mhz * 4.5) @ 450mhz (100mhz * 4.5)
128 megs PC100
3dfx Voodoo3 3500TV
SoundBlaster Live MP3+
Linksys Network Card
IBM 18gig 7200rpm (as C: )
Maxtor 40gig 7200rpm (as D: )
TDK 8*4*32 CD-Writer (as E: )
32x cd reader (as F: )
[This message has been edited by hapoo (edited 08-12-2000).]
I don't think the ps is the problem, but then again it could be craped up. I have a 250W ps with this running off it:
<LI>384 MB ram
<LI>maxtor 8.4 GB
<LI>pioneer dvd 303s
<LI>ide zip drive
All this plus both usb ports are taken up. No problems with short power. Hell I probably could get away with a 200watter. You're problem could be the harddrives heating up. Also your ram could be bad now. Give us a little more detail hapoo.
[This message has been edited by spigidygak (edited 08-12-2000).]
hmm, what other information could i give you??
hardware wise what i told you above is all i know about the computer. i'm really not sure brand the memory and the PS is.
Hapoo, did you see if the problem still happens without the new drive? If so, then it is most likely a ps problem.
yup, pretty much sounds like a ps problem....can't think of anything else