Just got a computer, PIII 600mhz 256mb ram Win98SE.
Switch on, nothing. Unplug the power socket from the Motherboard and plug back in again. Switch on and boots to Windows desktop. Immediately switches off. Press power switch on the front, nothing. Unplug the power socket from the MoBo plug back in and switch on. Again boots up to the desktop and immediately switches off again. Any ideas please?
Have got a little bit further. I tried another PSU and it now starts up everytime. But I am now getting this error. Here's the error message I get when booting up:
Windows initializing device VKD: Windows Protection Error. You will need to restart your computer.
Error: Could not allocate code/patch ram below 4Mbyte boundary. Try reloading SBEINIT.com before SMARTDRV.EXE or minimizing VDISK ram.
I looked up the Windows initializing device VKD on microsoft's website and it tells me that its a keyboard error and it suggests that I unplug and reconnect keyboard or try another keyboard...well, I tried both and no luck.
Sorry, should have said the computer in question has a 20gb Hard Drive C: with only 4gb free space but it also has a 40gb hard drive D: as slave with nothing on it. Have now installed the 20gb hard disk as a slave in my test computer. Run an AVG test on it and found 13 virii? Also ran Norton Disk Doctor and found many Bad Sectors. Looks like the disk is due for the bin and have advised the owner that his best bet is to use the 40gb hard drive as the master and reinstall everything on it, plus a new PSU. Just waiting for him to give me all the original CDs.