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Computer Crashes when I plug network cable in

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by bllt2bnry, 25 Apr 2008.

  1. bllt2bnry

    bllt2bnry What's a Dremel?

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    For about the last 6 months my computer seems to be quite tempramental. When i move it between uni and home and first boot it up it likes to repeatedly restart leaving a few seconds between each time it does it. This usually lasts for about 20 minutes then it runs perfectly (besides the odd crashes). However, the most recent time I brought it up to uni, about 3 weeks ago it didn't want to stop doing the restarting but only when my network cable is plugged in (I can get it running offline but as soon as I plug the cable in it crashes). I formated it with a fresh install of windows and the problem is still there indicating it must be a hardware problem.

    Yet I have no idea where to start to look at what component/s need replacing. It could even be a loose fitting I guess.

    Can anyone offer any help?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Sounds like a contact (particularly grounding) problem, to be honest. Could be the power supply, given that it eventually seems to settle down as the system warms up, alternatively the motherboard. However I would try and re-seat all the cables and cards to be sure.
     
  3. triplex

    triplex Modder

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    Try installing latest network drivers
     
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