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Modem Shutsdown My Computer Automatically

Yellowsnow 2Posts Monday August 11, 2008Registration date August 11, 2008 Last seen - Latest answer on Aug 11, 2008 07:17PM
Hi, The problem i'm having includes 2 computers, 2 ethernet cables, and 1 modem.
One of the computers runs windows vista and the one i'm having a problem with is the
"emachine T3256" which runs windows xp.
When i connect the vista computer to a ethernet cable then to the modem i add an additional
ethernet cable to the open slot on the modem and then connect it to the "emachine T3256"
Heres were the problem occurs, When i turn on the modem, about 30 secounds later the
"emachine T3256" screen turns black but the computer is still powered but i'm not able
to do anything but hold down the power button to turn it off manually.
note (the computer works fine when the modem is turned off)
I was just messing around though and have pinpointed the problem to be related with my
NIVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Controller.
I've checked windows updates for updates and already have the most recent.
The Funny thing is that i have done this before with a older compaq computer instead of the
newer "emachine T3256"
Just so you know im not trying to split a internet connection between to 2 computers, but
only to create a local area connection.
The modem i'm using is a Actiontec GT704WG which has worked before the new computer "emachine
T3256" was added.
System Specs...
comp. thast works fine.
Windows Vista sp1
Gateway GT5654
AMD Athlon 64 X2
Processor 5000+
Operates at 2.6 GHz, 2x512 KB L2
Cache, 2000 MHz System bus
3 GB DDR2 Dual-Channel
Comp. thats not working.
Windows xp sp3
emachines T3256
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
Operates at 2.2 GHz
448 MB of RAM
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moins plus
By the way I When i had the old compaq computer hocked up to the vista (note the compaq is running windows xp sp2) everything worked fine and i could play games over the lan line without any computer shuting down.
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