Hey guys, this is the problem i am having atm.
One day i decided to clean my PC inside from dust, and also change the thermal paste on the processor.
So i took my pc apart, for exp. I took out the power supply out and cleaned it inside from dust (didn’t use any crazy ideas like cleaning it with H2O or with something). So i did use compressed air to blow everything out. Also used some alcohol to clean some places.
When i was done with that part i did put everything back together and went to blowing dust from the motherboard, hard drives and so on. Then i unmounted the CPU cooler and the radiator grill. After that i could see the AMD processor, so just for safety sakes or whatever i did take out the processor, had a look at his golden connectors on the bright light for any damage after years and years of using. Everything looked great, carefully i mounted it back, added a bit thermal paste on top of it (not too much, not too little. also removed the old bits that i could easily clean). Added the grill on top with the cooler and there we go! Good as new.
After that i connected all the wires back and turned on the PC…
…This is the part when everything goes crazy.
So everything looks like its working like the good old days, but after something like 30 min my PC restarted. So i waited for it to load, after maybe 15 min it restarted again. And like atm i am writing this message from the same pc and its not restarting for about 1h. This restarting problem is going like this for two days. Sometimes it can restart when it only starts to load windows, or or on welcome screen with users, or when u select a user, change the backgrownd, or when you start to do something with it, like anything that starts to load the CPU more (but thats just my idea).
I used safe mode but even there sometimes the pc just restarted.
So i need any ideas what could i do to fix it, because i aint got any more of them.
BTW!!! when it all started it killed my portable HD with 300GB of space. So i am trying to recover all the files to another portable HD, but the pc after a few min restarts, or the hard drive just gets stuck and in the end freezes the PC for good.
And the day before i started to clean, the internet was out for all the day, also i saw that my ip did change on this PC, and in the morning was back on working.
I got a old pc just for work with photoshop or internet browsing or music…
*Microsoft Windows XP SP3
*AMD Athlon 1.79GHz
*768MB of RAM
*nVidia GeForce FX5200 Point Of View
*60GB of space
Core temp was about 53C max! (did a check in BIOS after it restarted)
Also did not install any new hardware or software. Only downloaded some pictures for working, but all in all nothing special. (I am not sure, but my lil sis wanted to install some crappy game like Line Age or something. And maybe there she changed the IP or Host file or something, maybe it was a virus, who knows. She is kinda blond =\ )
So like my idea is that i got no idea what the hell is wrong with it. Its not the first time i take a part PCs or clean them or fix 'em… so I really need a second brain for this!
Maybe the problem is in:
Connecting the wires?
Old HD overload? or just about to die?
(sorry for a very long message, but i wanted just to make it as clear as possible)
Thanks in advance.