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    If it is rebooting with an AC power supply, then I am going to have to say it is a bad windows install.

    If windows will not install, then you are looking at a bad motherboard.


    This is of course assuming that your cpu isn't overheating.

    Go into your bios then hardware monitor.

    What is your cpu temp after about 5 minutes?

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    Via mobo overheat?
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    nappyjim,

    I will say not to give up, you should keep trying until you solve everything, you will learn a lot if you get to fix it. When I started installing my carputer, I had few problems but I managed to fix them little by little. Plus, people in here are trying to help so try ruling out little by little.

    Well, I will say that the OPUS is working properly and it can't be causing all these reboots since you tried it at home and with your 70w PS. The HD can't be because you said that you tried other HD, Windows can't be causing all these reboots cause you did reinstall. Ram can't be cause you tried other ram sticks. I would say to check your wiring from OPUS to your car battery. Double-check that non of the wires are making contact with your car frame.

    Also do what FunkDaMonkMan said about BIOS settings. not sure about the VIA mainboard, but on other bios, you can set to shutdown if CPU overheat at certain temperature. Not sure how a VIA bios looks like

    And, try using another mainboard, one from home and try putting it in your car to see if it happens again. Last, could it be your car battery?

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    It has nothing to do with the Opus or the Car battery. The same issue happens when plugged into the wall....

    I'm gonna have to go with the group here on a bad mobo. I had a mother board that did this a while back. Then one time it rebooted and wouldn't come back up... only the fans would spin.

    Close inspection of the mobo yeilded a bubbled up capacitor and the board was quickly scrapped.

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    I wanna thank you guys for all your help!! Right now I've put off any more "testing" till I get the new mobo. I have logged at least 80 hours of just troubleshooting this thing.

    Whoever posted 2 things above, your right. Ive ruled out almost everything besides my MOBO and my battery. But the car is a 2004 and ive hooked a voltmeter to it while the computer was running and it was giving out 14volts at all time.

    About my CPU overheating...never thought about that. But right now its only about 50-60 degrees outside and the computer has no top on it and has full ventilation.

    IM expecting the mobo tomorrow and my ram on friday. So if you turn CNN on on firday and they have some story about some computer guy going on a shooting spree...you will know I got the same problem with the new mobo.

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    Well all indications point to a faulty mobo. I got my new m1000, hooked it up to the OPUS and it runs like a charm.

    But if it was my mobo, why didnt it reboot when I was installing windows or anything? Do you think maybe the mobo wasnt necessarily fubared, but mroe along the lines of the combo of the mobo and xp was causing problems?

    My new m1000 works well, but I have 2 small problems.

    1- I bought the blue line Mushkin 512 MB ram, but windows is only showing is as 480MB.

    2- Hibernate doesnt work. It goes into hibernation fine. But when i try to come outta it, i get the BSOD. I have windows xp home. No service pack installed or anything, not even sp1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nappyjim
    1- I bought the blue line Mushkin 512 MB ram, but windows is only showing is as 480MB.
    32 MB went to your video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    32 MB went to your video.
    I see. Thankyou Frodo!

    Now to fix the hibernate issue. Im assuming downloading some updates might help that out

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    Hi!

    About the problem I have to mention that this was my original problem when I first installed an inverter and the old PC that I use (Normal PII 1GHz). Everything was working fine in the house and when the pc was moved to the car, I had the blue nice screen (do you know it??). The message was that I had a problem with the ACPI. I try to find the solution searching in the MSDN, but nothing.

    I changed the PC's PSU and magically everything was working fine!!!!!!!

    Try to disable ACPI from Power Management if you can.

    Now I have a MII 12000 with a small 220V PSU and it works fine.

    Grounding problems is the other issue.

    I hope I helped you. Don't loose your faith, say "WORK" loud, again and again like Uri Geller and it will work!!!!!!

    Cheers

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