Now and again when I start the pc it gets through the first and asecond beep to NVram check then windows doesn't start. Sometimes powering down and starting again works but to dy it took about 4 hours a 3or 4 attempts . before I call in the doctor any suggestions as to what may be the cause so I might know what he is talking about Thanks
Brundle no probs when running and this only happens infrequently. I'll have alook at those tests but never happy with these things I'm on an intell P4 Quiller as far as I can tell Motherboard is P4M800PRO-M478 and the manual just says Elite group bios is nogo area for me I'm afraid
I spent nealy all of a day trying to boot mine up and finally in frustration I gave it a thump and it booted up. Now I AM NOT suggesting that you do the same, but when you find out the cause please let us know.My boot up problems were very similar to those you have described, constant freezing befor and at the Windows splash screen.