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Thread: 2 PCs crash at the same time




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    Occasionally in the past I have found both my computers off when I had left them running and doing stuff.
    Today as I was working on one they both suddenly switched off, went dead with no shutting down.
    They are in different rooms on different powerpoints. The peripherals stayed on (printer, monitors went to standby). The only connection is that they are both connected to my Billion modem/router which is on an ADSL 512 connection.

    They would not switch on again until I had switched them off for a couple of minutes at the powerpoint.

    Any ideas? :shrug:

    One is an Athlon 1800 running XP the other is a P3 500 running Win 2000.

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    maybe some one hacked u:p :cry:
    .oOo.:VOlcOm:.oOo.

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    The only thing that I can think of, and im no electrican, is that maybe there isnt enough juice avaliable for your building to run all of the appliances in your house at once to it just gets cut off. I really have no other suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyck15
    The only thing that I can think of, and im no electrican, is that maybe there isnt enough juice avaliable for your building to run all of the appliances in your house at once to it just gets cut off. I really have no other suggestions.
    Not likely at all. But as I don't have any better idea to this I'll just shut up..

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    Have ya tried an UPS? :?:
    You just maybe sufferin' brownouts which will shut the cases down but everything else will seem fine.

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    I agree with Wiggo. Using UPS would be the a good idea and solve quite a few of your problems.

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    OK thanks. Sounds good.
    Will I sound a complete moron if I ask what a UPS is (power supply?) and what's a good one? :o

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    Un-interuptable Power Supply and these come in a range of sizes to suit ya needs. They have a battery backup so that during blackouts and brownouts ya PC will still have power though in an extended blackout a lot will power down ya PC before the battery runs out.

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