Spontaneous Reboots (I thought it was Virtualbox Kernel Modules)

Ryan Coleman ryan.coleman at cwis.biz
Tue Aug 24 21:14:37 UTC 2010

I was thinking that, maybe, it's the PSU itself.  Does the fan work? Do you have the ability to get temperatures inside your computer? Get those to poll every minute or so and write to a flat file?


On Aug 24, 2010, at 4:02 PM, Frank Shute wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:29:27AM -0700, Chris Maness wrote:
>> I have commented out the lines that load kernel modules for
>> virtualbox, and made sure they were gone with kldstat.  However I am
>> still getting VERY infrequent spontaneous reboots.  So it is not the
>> modules.  I am thinking hardware.  It has a temperature alarm that
>> sounds when it is hot, but since I have cleaned it out I have not had
>> any issues with heat.  I am thinking bad processor/ram.  It is
>> behaving the same way before/after the upgraded to the latest release.
>>  What do you guys think?
>> Regards,
>> Chris Maness
> Sounds to me like power supply. Is the machine on a UPS? Have you
> checked out the power leads are properly seated? Have these reboots
> started to happen after you cleaned it out?
> Regards,
> -- 
> Frank
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