I have a problem where everytime i boot my computer from cold, it encounters a whole range of start up issues.
The most common one by far seems to be the fact that when i turn it on, it normally gets to the 'loading windows' then turns completely off then won't turn on. The only way to get it to turn on again is to actually remove the power lead, wait for a while, insert it again and turn on. It does this any number between 2 - 5 times.
Sometimes though, when you turn it on for the second time, the power light flashes and the pc speaker lets loose a continuous tone.
Any ideas? My specs are Windows xp prof. sp2. geforce fx5200, 512mb ddr pc3200. athlon xp 2000+ proc. let me know if you need anything more.
Well i bought a new case and psu. This seems to have solved the problem, whether it was things not seated properly or the psu who knows but at least its sorted.
One other thing....the front chassis leads (power switch, usb ports, lights etc) that connect into the front panel bit on the motherboard is a little confusing. The map of my mother board pins on the mboard itself and in the manual doesn't match up to whats written on the wires in my new case. Managed to work out power button and hdd light but some of the other wires don't have anything written on or don't correspond. Can anyone help, maybe with a helpful website that says what wire is what?
Hi, glad you are up and running again - re wires in new case - I had exactly the same problem when I renewed my case a while ago, the wiring did not do what it said on the box! However, I did manage by just experiementing till I found the combination that worked - even the shop where I bought the case could not help, so I did it myself as stated.