Novaoblivion Posted February 10, 2007 Share Posted February 10, 2007 (edited) I have an old eMachine I am trying to get running and it has a very strange problem that I cant figure out for the life of me. After running Idle for about 5-10 minutes it crashes. The screen goes blank, the harddrive activity light comes on and stays on, the PSU fan keeps spinning, and the CPU fan stops. I have even had it do this too me while trying to reinstall windows. There are no error messages displayed and none are written to the Event Viewer. I know eMachines blow but its not my system its a family member's. System Specs:eMachine T2642CPU: Intel® Celeron® 2.60GHz Processor128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSBOperating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP HomeChipset: Intel® 845GV chipsetMemory: 256MB DDR (PC 2100)Hard Drive: 40GB HDDOptical Drive: 48x Max. CD-RW Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDDVideo: Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D64MB Shared memorySound: AC '97 AudioNetwork: 10/100Mbps built-in EthernetModem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/ModemPeripherals: Standard Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Standard Stereo SpeakersPorts/Other: 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & OutWhat I have tried so far:• Installed anti-spyware programs and removed close to 200 spyware.• Removed Norton antivirus and install Kaspersky, removed 2 viruses.• Removed additional bad software (AOl, etc.).• Fixed registry problems.• Updated drivers.• Reinstalled OS, Installed SP2, Installed updated drivers, installed software, installed windows updates, and copied documents back. Attempted Three times.• Replaced Bios battery.• Removed each piece and RAM and tested it.• Ran extended test on harddrive.• Ran extended test on CPU.• Ran extended test on RAM.• Ran Linux for 12 hours to test hardware stability.• Installed and tested additional harddrive. • Consulted various online sources.• Created a new XP installation with SP2 and updated Driver slipstreamed.• Reset Bios settings.• Tested with good powersupply.• Examined motherboard for problems.• Disabled and enabled drivers one at a time.• Removed all startup items.• Replaced IDE cable for harddrive. • Replaced IDE cable for CD drive. • Measured various components for overheating.• Removed and replaced PCI cards.• Removed and replaced CD Drives.• Removed and replaced Floppy Drive.• Removed and replaced from USB and audio ports.• XP Install attempted with no extra components connected.I am about ready to give up on it, does anyone have any ideas? Thanks! Edited February 10, 2007 by Novaoblivion Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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