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Windows 7: Dell Dimension 3000

26 Jul 2011   #1
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Dell Dimension 3000

Does anyone know much about the Dell Dimension 3000? I have run into a problem for about a month now of it restarting itself no matter what OS it is running. It is obviously a hardware problem and not a Windows problem so please don't try to troubleshoot it.

Any help will be appreciated.
Ben


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26 Jul 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Fill out System Specs completely, Dells are mostly custom and we'd need to know what your has.
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26 Jul 2011   #3
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Dell Dimension 3000:
1GB RAM
160GB HDD
3.2GHz Pentium 4
400 Watt PSU-Replaced
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26 Jul 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You are 1GB short of the minimum RAM to run Win 7 X64. that may be the cause.
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26 Jul 2011   #5
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Actually this computer is running Windows XP Pro. On the profile, Win 7 is referring to my laptop. Like I said, it restarts no-matter what OS it is running. For example, I was trying to backup my computer over night using Acronis Image off disc and it restarted in the middle of the backup.
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26 Jul 2011   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Specs here:
Documentation

Common causes are:
  • [Most common]: Power supply (you did that), but unless the replacement was new it could still be the cause.
  • Poorly seated components (remove the components - RAM sticks & PCI cards) - and reinstall them making sure they click completely into place.
  • Dust: Enough to cause short circuits (shorting) - blow out the case and all components with compressed air.
  • Shorting at the motherboard mounts (be sure the mounts are in the correct location and snug-tight.
  • Shorting at the motherboard input/output (I/O) shield.
  • Shorting on the externally connected devices.

Can you check those items?
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26 Jul 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Go to Control Panel|System|Advanced tab. Start up and recovery, UN check Automatically Restart. this won't fix it, but upon powering up may generate an error code.
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26 Jul 2011   #8
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Im not sure if you understand, it isnt a Windows problem. It is hardware.
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26 Jul 2011   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OK, never mind.
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26 Jul 2011   #10
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for trying though, its greatly appreciated.
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