Hi people, hoping to pick a few brains, firstly here is my spec; PCchips m/b amd 1800 cpu 1gb ram readon 7000 graphics capture card 2x ide hdd 2x dvd burners xp pro sp2 350w psu Recently had a couple of power shutdowns on pc, do not know whether due to psu or anti-surge socket, but everything came back afterwards, since then a couple of problems, (1) on startup clock has to be reset after leaving off overnight,(new cmos battery fitted but no change) (2) when starting up first time get blue and white rectangles accross lcd display, after pressing reset this then comes on OK. Ran diagnostic programme but nothing shows except possibly driver update needed.
Tried sfc / scannow, but when I had the message "put cd in drive" and did that got another message back saying that the xp cd was older than the system, which I think may be because of the updates since the original installation from that cd, which is going back about five years. Edstowe Yes I was wondering about that, now notice that when I try to first start up only fans spin unless I switch off then switch on the PSU from its mains switch, have a spare 500w one, nearly new, which I will try when I can remember where I put it safely. Lofty