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[vox-tech] the joys if diagnosis

So IE crashes.  Reboot and windblows crashes...doesn't even boot to user
screen.  Can't even go into safe mode.  Hard reboot makes system wide
crash, can't even go into bios or past first screen.  Shut down and
restarted in ubuntu...no problems.  Restart in ubuntu, still no

It can't be windblows, it just can't be.  Well...come to think about it
I did update it w/ service pack 3 just the day before, but didn't think
of this right away.

Put pc on its side and disconnected things and each time w/ the same
results.  Removed cpu and checked for obvious burn marks--->none.
Reassembled and turned pc right side up and pc would shut down in 20-30
seconds.  Panic.  Took all drives out, disconnected all unnecessary
items, even video card, same.  Laid back on its side, no shut down but
when I bring it right side up 20-30 sec. it shuts off.  Pulling out hair
I remove power supply thinking something is shorting out internally in a
certain position; moving it in various positions while pc is in upright
position doesn't cure problem.

Retracing my steps I found that the fan for the cpu wasn't locked down
on 2 corners on the MB.  Secured it and rechecked---ok.  No shut down.

We learn from not only our mistakes but others as well.  This internet
brings all this together.  I use this when I have a tough car repair I
cannot figure out.  Almost every problem that I have encountered someone
out there has already dealt with.  I write this to hopefully help
someone in the future (ooooooo).

Cool beans man.  Aren't you curious what I did for my wifes' xp hdd?

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