Here is one of the most unusual problems I’ve not seen (the whole thing is an email exchange):
We have a computer which repeatedly crashes on boot up or boots up, works for about 10 min max, then crashes in any room across the back of our house.
It works fine at a friend’s house, at the computer repair place OR EVEN IN ANOTHER ROOM AT THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE.
The rooms across the back of the house are on 3 different circuits, and we have even run it on an extension cord from what we thought was a faulty power point in the room where it crashes.
Had the circuitry checked by two different electricians. Both claim the power is sound.
We have been told radiation could be doing it, but can’t find anyone to check (It would also be dangerous to us). None of neighbours are having trouble. Do you think you can help ? Or is it just the aliens ?
Have you tried a different computer across the back? Maybe even a laptop? (I ask about a laptop, as it has a battery that should shield it from power spikes).
Do the crashes happen at any time of the day or night?
Does the computer have broadband internet access at both the front and back of the house?
I’m not sure I can help, but given what you’ve told me there are a few possibilities:
– temperature (is it hotter/colder at the back of the house?)
– infection (computer only crashes when connected to your interet modem)
– practical joke (a neighbor might have rigged your pc, so he/she can deliberately crash the pc… but they can only see you when you are at the back of the house)…
I wouldn’t have thought a radio tower can cause such strange problems. I guess its possible.